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A News Magazine published 

by Governor Dummer Academy 

WINTER 1991 


Art Exhibit: Student Art 

January 18 to February 4 

Art Reception 

January 18 

Art Exhibit: 

Massachusetts College 

of Art Ceramics 

February 4 to 28 

Art Reception: 

February 8 

Fine Arts Concert 

February 8 

Drama Production: The Point 

February 22 and 23 

GDA Allies Dinner Theatre 

February 22 

Reception: New York City 

March 5 

Art Exhibit: Kittie Mercer Art 

March 29 to April 15 

Art Reception 

April 5 

Reception: New Canaan, CT 

April 9 

Reception: Andover/N.Andover 

April 12 

Art Exhibit: Faculty Show 

April 19 to May 2 

Art Reception 

April 26 

Fine Arts Concert 

April 26 

Art Exhibit: 

100 Years of American 

Still Life Painting 1865-1965 

May 5 to June 16 

Student Drama Production 

May 17 and 18 

Art Exhibit: Student Art 

May 31 to June 7 

Art Reception 

May 31 

Fine Arts Concert 

May 31 

228th Commencement 

June 2 

Reunion '91 

June 14, 15 and 16 

Annual Fund Deadline 

June 30 


t^ Archon 

Governor Dummer Academy 

WINTER 1991 


.' /// Habbaniya i 

Governor Dummer goes to War 

Two viewpoints on the Middle East 
conflict from members of the GDA family 

The Middle East Crisis of 1990: 
Perspectives.. .and Conclusions , 

Vietnam again? How American's convenient 
alliances and ignorance of the region 
brought us to the current flashpoint, 
by history master William H. Sperry 


An Uncertain Future: Life in Exile 

Should America fight? A Kuwaiti point 
of view in a talk with GDA's Abdul Wahab 
Al-Mutawa '93 


Found: A Place in the Sun 

Archon Profile 

Putnam P. Flint '37 discovers, then 
overcomes a hidden handicap on his 
road to success. 


David Ellis' Latest Challenge . 

Archon Profile 

The son and grandson of college presidents 
and a former college president himself — 
David W. Ellis '54 leaves academe for a 
different challenge: the presidency of 
Boston's Museum of Science. 


On the cover: 

The Little Red Schoolhouse during a 
snowfall. Photograph by William Lane. 

An Affair of the Heart 

Alumnus, trustee and now parent Jeffrey 
L. Gordon '69 finds a new way of looking 
at the Academy — through a child's eyes. 



Class Notes 24 

Headmaster's Message 3 

Letters 2 

Milestones 22 

On Campus 4 

Sports 20 

The Archon is printed on 100 percent recycled paper. 


A few days ago I returned from 
Ecuador. I was there for two weeks 
leading a group of high-schoolers from 
my church on a work project to build a 
barn and an eye clinic. It was a tiring, fun 
and revealing time for me. I'm so grateful 
I had the opportunity to go and that I 
•availed myself of it. 

I was the main translator for our 
team. In spite of others who have had 
three years of Spanish in high school, I 
was easily the best. Although I've only 
had four years at GDA and nothing for 
the last three years, I remembered an 
amazing amount and was able to 
communicate quite freely. That is a 
testament to the skill and dedication of 
my teachers. 

I received great pleasure from 
talking to the people there. I was able to 
joke and chat with people rather than 
communicate on a minimalistic level. It 
was one of the best highlights of my trip 
to share with someone from another 
culture on their terms. There was a 
barrier that blocked everyone else on my 
team from participating in their culture 
the way I did. It gave me great joy to be 
able to speak and share. I feel I have 
been given a great gift, and I wanted to 
thank the people who had taken long, 
painstaking hours to share it with me. 

Thank you! 

Peter Barton '87 

The above letter was addressed to 
language department masters Alec 
White, Kathy Guy and David Abusamra. 

When we got back from our whirl- 
wind prepschool tour last month, I want- 
ed to share with you some of our re- 
sponse to our visit with Governor Dum- 
mer. But other things took precedence 
over writing you — until this morning, 
when Tim, his gaze not straying from the 
history book he was reading, muttered 
determinedly, "I'm going to go to that 

Now, you have to remember we're 
talking about a kid who has never ex- 
pressed any longer-range academic goal 
than surviving tomorrow's test, and for 
whom doing homework was last on the 
agenda. Since that trip, however, we find 
him doing homework at the darndest 
times, and getting grades in the 90's.... 
It's amazing! 

I believe Tim will go to that school: 
I don't mean to be presumptuous, but 
just state what seems obvious. (There 
was no question which school he was 
referring to.) He says the kids are nice 
and he like the football passing machine. 
Being the verbal one in the family, I 
would say that what / noticed and will 
remember about that place is a pervasive 
and utterly unaffected friendliness: a 
caring. Kids look up and say "Hi" when 
you pass. Now, you've got a nice rink 
and nice computers and all the facilities 
of a good school - but what struck me 
about GDA was how everybody seems to 
care about each other. At the class we at- 
tended, one of the kids was late showing 
up because he had smashed his kneecap 
a couple of days before. The way the 
other kids, and the teacher, referred to 
him, you'd think he was their brother! 

Speaking of that class: Surely it 
was accidental that we should have land- 
ed in Liz Ruhl's Feminine Perspectives 
class that afternoon; and surely the en- 
ergy level and degree of student involve- 
ment in that class cannot be taken as 
typical of the whole curriculum. But I 
was absolutely blown away by it. In a 
curious, detached way, I am deeply 
pleased that such phenomena as that 
class and that school exist. (You are 
both intimately aware of my own 
prepschool experience.) It all kind of 
makes me wish I had it to do over — and 
it is really gratifying to me that Tim, with 
no more counsel on our part than our 
own occasionally ill-concealed enthusi- 
asm, made the decision he did. 

Actually (though none of us has 
mentioned it), I bet the moment that won 
Tim's heart was on his visit to Thompson. 
We happened to enter the lobby before 
he and his guide left — just in time to 
hear a rousing, "Hi, Tim!" emerging in 
unison from the front of the hall where 
some kids were rehearsing. 

Well, enough for now. I'm looking 
forward to a long and fruitful association 
with your school. 

Most sincerely, 

Sam Brooks 

Baddeck, Nova Scotia 

Sam Brooks' son Tim currently is 
being considered for enrollment in 
GDA 's class of 1993. The elder Brooks 
is a Phillips Exeter graduate. 

Editor's Note 

This issue of the Archon brings 
with it some changes, some of which may 
be obvious, others less so. The obvious 
changes are the magazine's layout and 
design, which have been restyled for the 
first time in about three years. The cov- 
er, logotype, type faces and sections have 
been revamped to make the Archon more 
readable. We have added a letters page, 
and other new features will follow in 
future issues. We invite your comments 
on these changes, and encourage you to 
contribute your opinions, observations 
and musings - on any GDA-related 
subject — to the Letters page. 

Another change that comes with 
this issue involves something old - the 
paper on which it's printed. We're proud 
to announce that this is the first Archon 
to have been printed on recycled paper. 
Despite the best efforts and intentions of 
paper recyclers, quality recycled stock 
has, until now, been both expensive and 
scarce. Governor Dummer Academy's 
commitment to saving our forests, there- 
fore, carries with it some minor addition- 
al expense. Even the smallest expendi- 
ture during these recessionary times may 
constitute a hardship; but failing to make 
this small investment now - and from 
here on — might bring about hardships 
that money could never correct. 

The final and perhaps less obvious 
change is that of the Archon 's editor. 
Beginning with this issue, David Berg- 
mann 70 assumes that post held the last 
three years by Linda Corbett. Bergmann 
was named GDA's Director of Communi- 
cations in August, not long after return- 
ing to New England from Los Angeles, 
where he worked in the television indus- 
try for 12 years. A Boston University 
graduate with a B.S. degree in journal- 
ism, he is a former Hartford (CT) 
Courant reporter and editor and Variety 
reporter and columnist. Publication of 
his first novel, Escape Velocity, is 
expected within the next year. 

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t^ Archon 

The Archon 

Winter, 1991 


Peter W. Bragdon, Headmaster 


David L. Bergmann 


William Lane 

Director of Development 

Stuart D. Chase 

Director of Alumni Affairs 

Michael A. Heel 

Archon Advisory Board 

Ben Beach '67 
John Costello P'89 
Henry Eaton 70 
John P. English '28 
Joseph Hoffman P'83 
Newton Lamson '58 
John Mercer '64 
Abigail Woodbury 79 

Trustees of Governor Dummer Academy 

Carl A. Pescosolido, Jr. '55, President 

Richard B. Osgood '53 P'85, '88, Vice President 

William B. Ardiff '55, Secretary 

Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, Treasurer 

William L. Alfond '67 

Shirley S. French P76 

Mirick Friend '59 

Michael E. Hoover 71 

Stephen G. Kasnet '62 

George D. Kirkham '51 

George E. McGregor, Jr. '51 

Daniel M. Morgan '67 

Dodge D. Morgan '50 

William R. Plumer '53 

Jonathan S. Shafmaster '63, P'90 

Frederick M. Smith, II '52 

John M. Timken, Jr. '69 

Courtney S. Wang 74 

Josiah H. Welch '47, P'80, '83 

Frederic B. Withington 

Nathan N. Withington '58 

Alumni Trustees 

Timothy G. Greene '50 

The Archon is published three times a year (Fall, Winter 
and Spring) by Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, 
Massachusetts 01922. Telephone: 508/465-1763. Letters 
are welcome from alumni, parents and friends of the 


he bell of Moseley Chapel 
strikes 6:00. A trumpet plays Retreat. 
The flag slowly descends to conclude its 
year's tour of duty flying over the cam- 
pus before becoming the Morse Flag — 
the Academy's highest honor. Only in the 
thirteenth year of Governor Dummer 
Academy did the American Flag become 
part of its heritage. Few other schools 
have been present for the whole develop- 
ment of the American nation. 

Governor Dummer Academy has 
been represented in every war Americans 
have faced throughout history. While — 
at this writing - America's armed forces 
are not engaged in any hostilities, an 
ominous prospect looms; and again Gov- 
ernor Dummer family members stand at 
the ready. 

Several alumni have been called to 
serve under our flag in Saudi Arabia, 
including Student Body president Harry 
Taormina '84, a Marine, and reservists 
Dorcie Barry Baez '73, Lincoln Clark '65 
and Chris Ginsberg '83. Through our 
network of alumni, we receive news of 
others being called to duty, and the 
broadening scope of the crisis becomes 
increasingly evident. On campus, the 
reality of world affairs makes its way into 
our community's consciousness, and we 
pray for the safety of all the men and 
women serving over there. 

Far away from the Middle East 
crisis, many front lines exist. The most 
critical is the education of the young — 
the surest route towards preserving 
world peace and the individual liberties 
and the nation symbolized by the Stars 
and Stripes. 

The value of education resounds as 
a single compelling chord in this issue's 
articles on David Ellis '54, Put Flint '37 
and Jeff Gordon '69 — three diverse men 
for whom success has its own, individual 

As GDA prepares a budget for the 
90s, preservation takes on another posi- 
tive meaning. Through the labors of busi- 
ness manager Dick Savage, an anony- 
mous donation of $500 and the support 
of various GDA vendors, a campus-wide 
program is being organized to recycle all 
paper, aluminum cans, plastic containers 
and colored glass. The cost-free, self-sus- 
taining project will serve both environ- 
mental and educational purposes. In the 
same vein, this issue of The Archon 
marks the first time that this magazine 
has been printed on recycled paper. 

In its actions, Governor Dummer 
Academy continues to answer the ques- 
tions posed by late Headmaster Edward 
W. Eames in a 1943 Archon: "How can a 
preparatory school like Governor Dum- 
mer be of the greatest service to her boys 
[and girls] and to her country...?" Whether 
in war or in peace, our graduates must — 
and do — respond to the critical chal- 
lenges of their times. 

There is one new flag hanging 
among the state and national flags in the 
Jacobs Dining Hall that represent our 
students' homes. Presented by the stu- 
dents themselves, its presence makes an 
eloquent statement of allegiance that 
both includes and transcends all political 
boundaries. It is the flag of the Earth. 


Peter Bragdon , Headmaster 

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On Campus 

New Construction 

Construction on the Academy's $3.9 
million field house - the largest building proj- 
ect in the Academy's 228-year history - began 
in October after winning the board of trus- 
tees' approval. 

Like the new dormitory, the field house 
is made possible by the Campaign for Gov- 
ernor Dummer Academy, which has surpassed 
its $17 million goal. 

The field house will include a 33,000- 
square-foot multipurpose area to accommo- 
date three tennis courts, three basketball 
courts, three volleyball courts and a four-lane 
jogging track. The remainder of the interior 
will be divided among new locker rooms and 
showers, an expanded training room, offices 
and reception areas. 


Machinery clears the land for the new Held house's immense footprint. (View is from the 
north, toward the existing gym and the Frost Building in right background.) 

Science 2000: 

Into the New Millennium 

The Governor Dummer Academy/Tufts 
University SCIENCE 2000 project, which is 
expected to revamp the secondary school sci- 
ence curriculum throughout the U.S., was be- 
gun in September with a meeting at GDA of 
Academy faculty members and eminent scien- 
tists from Tufts, Simmons College and Boston 

The three-year program, funded by the 
H. Dudley Wright Foundation of Geneva, 
Switzerland, will develop the new science pro- 
grams in GDA classrooms beginning in 1991. 
Later, Tufts faculty members will teach the 
resulting curricula to other secondary school 
teachers around the country. 


Seen from atop Alumni Gym, heavy machinery clears land for the new field house. At left 
is the new dormitory across Middle Road. 

GDA students and faculty members 
currently are collecting items for a time cap- 
sule which will be placed in a cornerstone of 
the new facility. The time capsule will be 
opened on the Academy's 300th anniversary 
in 2063. 

Construction is expected to take 12 
months, making the new facility available for 
winter sports use in the 1991-92 season. The 
existing Alumni Gymnasium, to which the 
field house will be attached by an atrium, was 
built in 1950 for an enrollment of 250 boys. 
Since the Academy became co-educational in 
1971 and expanded total enrollment to the 
current 347 students, the gym facilities have 
been strained in their ability to accommodate 
GDA's 50 varsity and sub-varsity teams that 
involve 70 percent of the student body 
throughout the school year. In recent winter 
terms, athletic practices have had to be sched- 
uled into the evenings to provide for all the 
various teams. 

"The new field house will provide Gov- 
ernor Dummer with the state-of-the-art facili- 
ties we need to maintain and improve the 
quality of life at the Academy," Pescosolido 

Headmaster Peter W. Bragdon called 
the new construction "an important bridge be- 
tween our present and our future. The new 
field house, the recently completed new dor- 
mitory and the expansion of the Frost Library 
all represent investments in the future of 
Governor Dummer Academy." 

Artist's conception 

A scale model of the new $3.9 million 
field house. 

Distinguished visitor: 

Science 2000 benefactor H. Dudley 
Wright, visiting a GDA physics class, offers 
the benefit of his knowledge to Teresa Perez 

GDA science department chairman and 
SCIENCE 2000 director Stephen Metz and 
ten other GDA faculty members have held a 
series of workshops with Tufts professor 
Frances Chew and Northeastern's Gillian 
Puttick to develop a "collaborative learning" 
program. An integral part of SCIENCE 2000, 
this program incorporates members of every 
academic department to promote group learn- 
ing activities in the classroom. 

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Campus Renewal 

Alumni who have not visited the 
Academy since last summer will find some 
obvious and welcome changes in the campus' 
appearance. A new brick plaza, surrounded by 
low fieldstone walls, grass and shrubbery, has 
been created at the entrance to the Phillips 
Building, providing an attractive new gather- 
ing place for the quad. Inside, the Cobb Room 
and Perry Room have been redecorated with 
new furniture, curtains and oriental rugs that 
are in keeping with the rooms' classic style. 
The interior and exterior work is the result of 
a gift from Bob Bass '67 and the designs of 
trustee Shirley French. 

Parents Weekend 

Parents Weekend was a tremendous 
success October 25,26 and 27. Nearly 400 
parents and other family members were 
treated to a Fine Arts Department concert in 
Thompson Auditorium featuring vocalists 
Charisse Charley '92, Isolde Karro '94, Lani 
Solomon '92 and the Academy Singers, in 
addition to instrumentalists Use Abusamra 
'93, Cheri Malo '94, Rahul Siviprasad '94, 
David Mollov '93, Kurt Danielson '94 and 
Sally Simpkins '92. Visitors also enjoyed a re- 
ception for mother and daughter artists Lee 
Rowan and Lyndsay Rowan '87 in the Carl 
Youngman Gallery of the Kaiser Visual Arts 
Center, a presentation of SCIENCE 2000 by 
Science Department Chairman Stephen Metz 
and athletic contests — including the varsity 
football team's 11th consecutive win, shutting 
out Groton 18-0 — on Saturday. Participants 
also saw John Kavanagh P'92 receive the 
1989-90 Parents Fund Bowl from Parents 
Fund Chairman Ron Maheu P'92 '94. 

Favorable Exchange 

A group of 15 West German (now just 
"German") students joined the GDA commu- 

Campus beautification: 

The new terrace, walls and landscaping at the entrance to Phillips. 

nity for a three-week exchange. The students, 
whose stay here coincided with the reunifica- 
tion of East and West Germanys, confessed to 
some ambivalence regarding the creation of a 
single German state. Of greater interest was 
a whale-watching expedition off the local 
coastline. They also noted with interest the 
longer school day, smaller classes and (espe- 
cially) the greater amounts of homework giv- 
en at GDA than at home. "I get the impres- 
sion," said one, "that it's more personal here; 
everyone seems to know everyone." The ex- 
change program, administered by German 
master John Seufert, sent 16 GDA students to 
visit Germany last spring. 

Christmas gift: 

Jef Santonelli '91 hangs one of the hundreds of ornaments he made, bearing the names of 
GDA students and faculty members, on a Christmas tree at the entrance to Phillips. 

Books for Zaire 

English master Wally Rowe has re- 
sumed his quest to provide books for the 
people of the Banduadu region of Zaire, 
Africa. The program began last year when 
former GDA mathematics master Jim Schei- 
degger, with the Peace Corps in Zaire, wrote 
to Headmaster Peter Bragdon explaining the 
need for English grammar books. The GDA 
community raised about $1,000 and sent the 
books and workbooks, which recently arrived 
in Zaire. The African students, according to 
Mr. Scheidegger's letter of thanks, have sent 
GDA some samples of local artifacts to ex- 
press their gratitude. Mr. Rowe now is en- 
listing volunteers and raising funds to create 
a core library for Mr. Scheidegger's pupils. 
Donations from parents are welcome. 

Allies Auction 

The Governor Dummer Allies raised 
$20,000 for the arts at Governor Dummer on 
October 20. The event drew about 350 par- 
ents, friends and neighbors of GDA. Among 
the top items sold were a trip to see "Phan- 
tom of the Opera" in Toronto (including air- 
fare and lodging, $700) and Wayne Gretzky's 
personal hockey stick ($600), according to 
Anne Benedict P'93, who co-chaired the event 
with Marcia Hindle P'93. Kudos go to all the 
Allies whose efforts brought about this suc- 
cess: Sue Ambrosi P'91, Bonnie Boucher 
P'93, Dottie Bragdon, Patti Byrne P'91, Bar- 
bara Conway P'92, Patty Ferrara P'93, Sue 
Heersink P'92, Anne Lappin P'92, Gerry 
Mack P'91 '93, Jane Panall P'91, Sue Renna 
P'93, Carol Silver P'94, Eileen Smith P'91, 
Mary Spain P'92, Gingie Tuthill P'91 and 
Anne White P'93. 

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On Campus 

Bard Work 

The Academy Players presented "A 
Midsummer Night's Dream" November 8, 9 
and 10 in Thompson Auditorium. Faculty 
members Al Finn and Dick Searles starred as 
Theseus and Egeus, leading a cast that includ- 
ed Brad Panoff '91, Mike Aron '91, Imani 
Butler 93, Charles Peterman '91, Greg Moss, 
Will Doheny '93, James Morse '93, Randy 
Moore '94, Kris Carey '94, Rahul Sivaprasad 
'94, Fmily Keaney '92, Corrine Beasley '91, 
Bethany Stewart '91, Alana Caffrey '91, Carey 
DePree '91, Melissa Margarones '92, Jill Snee 
'94, Jackie Starski '94, Jen Noon '92, Kristen 
Hand '93, Judy Livingston '92, Nicole Maheu 
'94, Sara Karp '93, Heather Iram "92 and 
Caren Lee '91. Stage crew members included 
Michelle Smith '91, Brienne Bourn '91, Dan 
Dalessio '91, George Friedman '93, Sabine 
Schumacher '92 and David Mollov '93. 


Imani Butler '93 as the mischievous Puck 
in A Midsummer Night's Dream. 

Candidates Debate 

October 30 was Candidates Night at 
GDA, as the Academy hosted debates featur- 
ing Massachusetts legislative candidates. Stu- 
dents, faculty members and local constituents 
turned out for the event in Thompson Audi- 
torium, co-sponsored by the Essex County 
Newspapers. At the podiums were State Sen- 
ator Robert C. Buell (R-Boxford), debating 
challenger Patricia Skibbee (D-Byfield) in the 
first Essex district race; and State Representa- 
tive Thomas G. Palumbo (R-Newbury) debat- 
ing A. Kurt Anderson (D-Groveland) and 
Michael Doyle (I-Newbury) in the House race. 
The candidates' program, underwritten by the 
GDA Allies, was broadcast over local cable 
television system. (The incumbents, by the 
way, won at the polls.) 

Shakespearean comedy: 

Appearing in A Midsummer Night's Dream are, from left, Charles Peterman '91, Will 
Doheny '93, James Morse '93, Rahul Sivaprasad '94, Kris Carey '94 and Randy Moore '94. 

Sam Robbins Exhibit: Still Lifes 

Art historian and collector Sam Rob- 
bins '41 will present his second annual art ex- 
hibit in the Carl Youngman Gallery at GDA's 
Kaiser Visual Arts Center, from May 5 
through June 16. 

The exhibit, entitled 100 Years of 
American Still Life Painting 1865-1965, will 
feature the works of artists Benjamin Champ- 
ney, Margaret Fitzhugh Browne, Robert 
Spear Dunning, John J. Enneking, Abbott 
Graves, Marguerite S. Pearson, Jane Peterson 
and Ellen Robbins. 

Last spring's White Mountain Painters 
1840-1936 exhibit, which Robbins brought to 
the Academy, was a great success, drawing 
thousands of visitors to GDA from all over the 

As he did last year, Robbins will de- 
scribe the exhibit for visitors at specific times. 
They are scheduled for May 7 at 9:30 a.m. 
and 2:30 p.m.; May 14 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 
p.m.; May 31 at 2:30 and 6:15 p.m. and June 
15 at 10 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. 

Two-Woman show: 

Mother and daughter artists Lee Rowan 
and Lyndsay Rowan '87 at their joint show 
in the Kaiser Visual Arts Center's Carl 
Youngman Gallery. 

Robbins redux: 

Sam Robbins '41, shown at last spring's White Mountain Painters exhibit, will return in 
May with still-lifes. 

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Special Olympics 

Over 300 competitors on 21 teams par- 
ticipated in the Special Olympics State Soccer 
Tournament, held for the third consecutive 
year at GDA on November 4. The tourna- 
ment, for mentally handicapped persons, be- 
gan with a parade of participants from the 
Little Red Schoolhouse to Alumni Gym and 
featured an "Olympic Town Fair," with games 
and prizes. GDA Associate Admissions 
Director Patti Crowe again was program 

No Keeping a Good Man Down 

Science master and New-Old Guards- 
man Doug Miller is back on campus after 
undergoing a 13-hour surgical procedure to 
remove a tumor from his sinuses in October. 
Word has it that Mr. Miller, on medical leave 
this year, has even guest-taught a couple of 
classes during his recovery, despite the fact 
that he's not due back until fall. 

Seabrook Protest 

More than 40 GDA faculty members 
have signed a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory 
Commission and owners of the Seabrook 
(NH) nuclear power plant stating that they 
will refuse to act as marshals in the event an 
accident-related evacuation is necessary. The 
NRC evacuation plan assumes that GDA 
teachers will oversee the transportation of 
Academy students. The faculty members are 
protesting this assumption, claiming that they 
are not trained for such duty; are not em- 
ployed by the NRC or the utility company; 
that their first responsibilities are to their 
own families; and that the evacuation plan is 
not viable. 

Private Schools on the Rise 

The National Association of Independ- 
ent Schools reports that enrollment in private 
schools grew 2.2 percent during the 1980s 
despite a .3 percent decline in the number of 
■school age children in the U.S. The trend is 
toward diversity and multiculturalism in com- 
munity and curriculum, the association says, 
noting that students of color — including 
African, Asian and Hispanic Americans and 
American Indians — now make up nearly 13 
percent of the student population in U.S. in- 
dependent schools. Their representation has 
grown from nine percent in 1981. 

The federal government's National Ed- 
ucation Longitudinal Survey finds that "inde- 
pendent school students are more likely than 
public school students to find that students 
and teachers get along, discipline is fair, the 
teaching is good, teachers praise their efforts 
and teachers really listen to them." It also re- 
ports that while there is little difference be- 
tween the private and public school students 
in the area of non-school, unassigned reading, 
the independent school students do twice as 
much homework and watch far less television. 

Olympian effort: 

Patrick Gervais '92 encourages a Special Olympics competitor. 

Olympic victory: 

Cathy Burgess '91 (left) and Megan Price 
'91 (right) congratulate a Special Olympics 

Senior Parents Fund 

The 1991 Senior Parents Fund has 
found strong early support in raising 
$125,000 to endow a second young masters 
chair at the Academy. The '91 effort is ex- 
pected to provide the second half of the chair 
endowment begun by the Class of '90 Par- 
ents. The parents of the classes of '88 and 
'89 similarly shared the first of the young 
masters chairs, while '87 parents endowed a 

visiting master-in-residence fund and the '86 
parents gave funds for faculty housing. 
Creighton Gatchell is chairman of the '91 
Senior Parents Fund committee, which in- 
cludes Jane Batchelder, Sandy Colby, David 
Corbett, Dick and Paula Dalessio, Bob Graff, 
Tom Greene, Nancy Jones, Larry Levine, Bar- 
bara Loughman, Ruth Murphy, Dave Newbert 
and Bill Novelline. 

Annual Fund Boosted 

The Annual Fund goal has been in- 
creased to $700,000 for 1990-91 from the pre- 
vious year's gift total of $648,000, according 
to Fund Chairman Timothy G. Greene '50. 
"We need to meet increases in the current 
year's costs — especially in energy costs," 
Greene said. "I know it's a lot of work, but it's 
worth the effort. It's imperative that we meet 
the goal so that the Academy will continue to 
excel in all areas and continue its 20-year 
practice of running in the black." 

The Parents Fund, which is an integral 
part of the Annual Fund, already has raised 
more than 50 percent of its $110,000 goal for 
1990-91, according to co-chairs Ron and Jane 
Maheu P '92 '94. Barry Conway P'92, John 
Stevenson P'93 and Paul King P'94, class 
chairmen, report significant progress in their 
respective classes. IE3 

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ut Flint '37 hands a visitor a 
photocopied genealogy that traces his 
lineage back 1248 years to Emperor 
Charlemagne, then drops himself in a 
dramatic heap into his desk chair with a 
prankish laugh. 

The chart lists kings of France, 
England and Germany, leading 22 gener- 
ations to John Putnam of Salem, and 
then Putnam Phillips Flint nine genera- 
tions beyond. 

"Isn't that rubbish?" he laughs, full 
of boyish mirth, his eyes twinkling, en- 
couraging his visitor to share the irony. 

Indeed, Flint comes from a long 
line of history and privilege, and while 
there's nothing ordinary about the man, 
his unassuming office in Watertown, 
Massachusetts betrays few clues to the 
casual observer. Even the seemingly 
ordinary things in Flint's world are, upon 
investigation, extraordinary. Ask about 
this nondescript industrial building hous- 
ing Flint's Wilevco, Inc., and one learns 
that it was the first poured-concrete 
building in the U.S. and that it once 
housed the production line for the 
Stanley Steamer automobile. 

One can't help noticing the over- 
sized alabaster bust perched atop a pede- 
stal just inside his office door, though 
one might be willing to pass it off as 
idiosyncratic; a decorator's trick. Asked, 
Flint will explain that the bust is a like- 
ness of his grandfather, William Leverett 
Chase - namesake of the company Flint 
founded (Wilevco). And soon one real- 
izes that everything in Flint's offices — 
from the artwork on the walls (by his 
children and from his trips abroad) to the 
people in his employ (two of them named 
"Flint") - is there for a good reason. 
And soon one discovers two things: that 
even the smallest details in Flint's life are 
important, and that this must be the 
person for whom the word "gregarious" 
was invented." 

Anyone who has ever eaten pre- 
pared foods probably has encountered 
Flint's work. Foods from companies like 
Campbell Soup, Gorton's, Heinz, Con- 
Agra, Howard Johnson, Mrs. Paul's, 
Tyson, Swanson and Van De Kamp's 


A place 

in the sun 

Putnam P. Flint y 37 

have Flint's small but highly profitable 
Wilevco, Inc. in common. Specifically, 
they share a machine that Flint devel- 
oped and has manufactured since 1955: 
the first automatic batter mixer with vis- 
cosity control. In laymen's terms, Flint 
created a machine that will turn out food- 
coating batters and keep them at precise 
thicknesses and temperatures. According 
to Flint's clients, who fairly burst with 
praise for Wilevco, this seemingly simple 
(but actually complex) invention has 
saved millions of dollars and assured 
quality control never before achieved. It 
surprises no one meeting him today that 
Flint is a successful inventor; the great 
surprise comes when one learns that he 
has neither a formal engineering 
background nor a college degree. 

Flint will be the first to admit that 
he was never much of a student. (One of 
his few regrets, he says today, is that he 
never was a "great scholar." By the time 
he reached Governor Dummer Academy, 
he already was a veteran of several 
schools, including Milton Academy's low- 
er school, Derby Academy and two public 
schools (the latter for a total of 11 days). 
Arriving on the GDA campus in 1933, he 
immediately was confronted with compar- 
isons to his older — and some said wiser 
— brother Vasmer, whose academic 
achievements cast a long shadow. 
Headmaster Ted Eames' letters to Flint's 
parents consistently expressed concern 
over Flint's academic work, but also an 
obvious admiration for the boy who 
seemed to be involved in every activity on 

"/ have been interested and 
impressed by the interest Put has 
taken in our Building Campaign, 
and by the efforts he made during 
the Spring Recess...(4/9/35) 

"As you know perhaps, Put 
is a member of the editorial staff of 
The Archon and was appointed his 
dormitory representative in the 
campaign for Red Cross member- 
ships in the student body. He is 
also singing in the Glee Club this 
year.... (1/1/36) 

"There is no one quite like 
Putty and I think we all find him 
one of the most interesting and 
most interested boys in school... " 

"Putty is so interested in a 
number of interesting and worth- 
while things, such as his work on 
the Glee Club, his voluntary cata- 
loging of the Carnegie victrola rec- 
ords, his work in Sketching class, 
current events, etc.... I feel badly to 
have to write even one word of 
criticism of Putty. For he is a truly 
remarkable boy — of unusual per- 
sonal qualities. I know of no boy 
more appreciative of the school or 
more devoted to it. I believe he 
can, and eventually will, do the 
work which has to be done. " 

8 The Archon - Winter 1991 

"...Flint's middling grades weren't the result of mediocre intellect or 
insufficient application; they arose from an affliction that hadn 't even been 
identified in those days: dyslexia. Flint himself wouldn *t discover (it) until 
43 years later.... " 

Flint explains today, "I wanted my 
place in the sun at Governor Dummer; 
that's why I was into so many extracur- 
ricular activities." But Flint's middling 
grades weren't the result of mediocre 
intellect or insufficient application; they 
arose from an affliction that hadn't even 
been identified in those days: dyslexia. 
Flint himself wouldn't discover until 43 
years later that he suffers from this per- 
ceptual handicap which causes printed 
material to appear jumbled, made reading 
extremely difficult and mathematics near- 
ly impossible. But if his visual percep- 
tion was impaired, Flint compensated — 
even over compensated — with ability and 
talents in other areas. His manual dexter- 
ity, which he used to "repair watches for 
pin money" while a GDA student, has al- 
ways been excellent, Flint says, self-effac- 
ingly showing off a recently blackened 
fingernail — the victim of his constant 
tinkering. "I should have been a brain 
surgeon," he laughs. 

Teachers elsewhere lost patience 
with the young Flint, but not Governor 
Dummer's masters: "The impact of Mac 
Murphy, Tom Mercer, Art Sager, Ben 
Stone, Buster Navins and Bill Jacob..." 
Flint says, tapping the desktop repeatedly 
for emphasis. "They put a stamp on me 
that said, 'Putty, you're okay.' The 
masters preserved my spirit, and let me 
know they thought I was a worthwhile 
human being." 

"7'm a brain-picker, ' Flint agrees 
with a laugh. (He) says his dyslexia 
may have been 'a blessing. ' 7 was 
never taught the traditional 
approach to problems... '" 

Dottie, Flint's wife of 46 years, con- 
curs. "They allowed him a freedom that 
he'd never had before," she says. "They 
allowed him to work at his own pace, 
which is very unusual — making those 
kinds of allowances." 

Among Flint's greatest influences 
while at GDA was George W. Adams who, 

while not a faculty member, was an alum- 
nus (class of 1869) and campus fixture. 
Adams, who lived near the Academy, 
sometimes gave the impression of being 
something of a hick, but in actuality was 
a classicist, "...a naturalist, antiquarian, 
craftsman and philosopher," according to 
the 1934 "Milestone," which is dedicated 
to him. He also "kept the Academy 
bees," an avocation that captured Flint's 
interest — to the exclusion of other 
things, including Mr. Jacob's Latin class. 
Flint says he always would take a window 
seat in Mr. Jacob's Parsons Schoolhouse 
classroom "because Mr„ Adams would 
come and do his bees at that time every 
day," and Flint could watch. "Mr. Jacob 
knew this, and was very kind to tutor me 
in Latin at his home later." The experi- 
ence left Flint with a greater admiration 

for the Governor Dummer faculty and 
"stung with the love of beekeeping, 
which has always stayed with me." Flint 
fails to mention, however, that he is 
deathly allergic to bee stings and must 
carry a syringe of adrenalin to counter 
the effects. 

Flint graduated from GDA in 1937, 
winning "several prizes on the Com- 
mencement platform," as Ted Eames 
wrote Flint's parents. He spent the next 
year "taking college boards again and 

Put Flint's favorite anec- 
dote about George W. Adams, 
the alumnus (1869), classicist 
and lifelong neighbor of Gov- 
ernor Dummer Academy, con- 
cerns Adams ' beekeeping. It is 
best told by Flint himself, in a 
slightly exaggerated New 
England hick accent. 

It seems that Adams, 
while tending to his beehives 
one day, was confronted by a 
young upstart from M.I.T. who 
thought he'd stump Adams with 
a difficult question. 

"How fast, " the young 
man asked, "do your bees' 
wings flap?" 

Adams thought a moment 
before going inside his house 
and returning with an old 
mayonnaise jar. He poked 
several holes in the lid, then 
scooped up a number of bees in 
the jar and replaced the top. 
Adams then invited the young 
M.I.T. man into his home and 
went directly to his piano. He 
shook the jar of bees, and 
listened to the sound they made 
while finding the matching key 
on the piano — "C" two octaves 
above middle "C. " 

"Young man, "Adams said 
finally, "You tell me the fre- 
quency of 'C two octaves above 
middle 'C, ' and I'll tell you 
exactly how fast my bees' wings 
flap. " 

A young "Putty" Flint as a GDA student. 

continued on page 19 

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The Middle East Crisis of 1990: 
Perspectives... and Conclusions 


hile Americans are asking them- 
selves, "What are we doing in Saudi 
Arabia?" "What are our interests in the 
Persian Gulf?" "Why should American 
boys fight (and die) for lower oil prices or 
to protect oil company investments?" 
other questions have equal or greater 
merit. One is, "Why did Saddam Hussein 
think he could get away with such an ob- 
vious act of naked aggression? Another 
might be, "If Saddam isn't stopped now, 
what worse events might take place in 
the not-too-distant future?" or "Does this 
situation really resemble our commitment 
in Vietnam in any but a most superficial 
way?" To arrive at any reasonable and 
relatively unemotional answers to these 
questions, one must be familiar with the 
situation in the Middle East. 

The most important elements in 
Middle Eastern history relative to the cur- 
rent crisis began with the fall of the Otto- 
man Empire after World War I. The Eu- 
ropean Great Powers had propped up the 
decaying and decrepit Ottoman Empire 
for almost a century, from 1815 until 
1914, but the new militaristic rulers of 
this country — which stretched from Bul- 
garia to the Persian Gulf and the mouth 
of the Red Sea — chose the losing side in 
the "great war" and paid the price during 
the peace deliberations. The Allied Pow- 
ers had already, in secret treaties, divided 
up the empire outright, but President 
Woodrow Wilson had not been aware of 
these agreements and would not agree 
with such morally indefensible territorial 
evisceration. In addition, the Allied 
Powers — particularly Great Britain — 
were faced with the problem of how to 
deal with promises made to the Arabs 
which conflicted with the secret treaty 
division of the Ottoman dominions. The 

by William H. Sperry 

"Zionist problem" was a lesser difficulty, 
but Lord Balfour had promised to create 
a "home" for Jews in Palestine, a promise 
which not only conflicted with promises 
made to the Arabs, but also with parts of 
the secret treaty terms. The solution that 
emerged from this chaotic confusion of 
promises and agreements was, as one 
might expect, a compromise that pleased 
no one. 

By 1922, the situation had stabi- 
lized to some degree, though some 
European statesmen yearned for the rela- 
tive stability that the old Ottoman Empire 
had provided. This solution, however 
devoutly desired by those with the fore- 
sight to realize the turbulent nature of 
the future in this area, was obviously not 
to be. The Turks, under the leadership of 
Kemal Ataturk, had driven the Greeks 
from their Anatolian homeland and had 
denied the Italians their "slice" of south- 
ern Anatolia, but the rest of their empire 
had been broken into fragments which 
were under the control of the colonial 
powers. Owing to Wilson's insistence, 
outright ownership of areas granted 
under the secret treaties was denied to 
France and Great Britain. Instead, they 
were allowed to hold specific areas under 
a "mandate" from the new League of Na- 
tions which required them to prepare 
these areas for eventual emergence as 
nations. Of course, no timetable or 
specific demands were established to 
interfere with the colonial control, and 
this situation never amounted to more 
than a modification of the old "protector- 
ate" situation in which the colonial 
power ruled through a native ruler. 

The British, however, found a way 
to redeem their promises to the Arabs in 
this disposition of the former Ottoman 

territories. Arab nationalism, which be- 
gan to emerge during the early part of 
the twentieth century, at this time was 
led by the Hashemite clan, the clan to 
which Muhammad had belonged. Under 
the Ottomans, the leader of this clan, the 
Sharif (noble man) Hussein, had served 
as protector of the Holy Places, and his 
son Emir Faisal had been the intermedi- 
ary who led the Arabs to an "alliance" 
with the British during World War I. 
The Hashemites had been promised Brit- 
ish help in setting up an Arab state free 
from Ottoman — and presumably Western 

— influence, but the British could not 
deliver on this vague agreement. What 
ensued was the eventual partition of the 
Fertile Crescent into four states: Syria — 
including Lebanon — Palestine, Jordan 
(then called Trans-Jordan) and Iraq. The 
remainder of the Ottoman dominions to 
the south in the Arabian peninsula was 
assumed to be under the control of 
Sharif Hussein or divided up among tri- 
bal leaders who would pose no problems 
for the colonial powers because of age- 
long enmities among the various emirs. 
The British retained for themselves direct 
control of Palestine, under League of Na- 
tions auspices, and placed two of Hus- 
sein's sons on the thrones of Jordan and 
Iraq, the latter passing to Prince Faisal 
and his heirs. While the British wielded 
extensive influence over Jordan and Iraq 

- as they did in Egypt — the French es- 
tablished tighter control over Syria and 
Lebanon, and resisted the general obliga- 
tions of the League mandate. In practice, 
however, British and French influence 
was paramount in this area — the Arabian 
peninsula excepted - from the early 
1920s until after World War II. 

10 The Archon - Winter 1991 

In the Arabian peninsula, the 1920s 
brought pronounced change. Hussein 
unwisely assumed too great a prerogative 
in the eyes of his Arab opponents, titling 
himself first "King of the Arab Countries" 
and later modifying this to "King of the 
Hejaz" - the area along the Red Sea con- 
taining the Muslim Holy Places. By the 
time he assumed the additional title of 
"Caliph of Islam," he was under attack by 
the Emir Ibn Saud of the Nejd and his 
ultra-conservative Wahabi followers; by 
1925 they defeated him and assumed 
control of the entire Arabian peninsula 
except for Yemen and the emirates pro- 
tected by the British on the coast of the 
Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea. By 
1932, Ibn Saud had consolidated his con- 
trol to establish the Kingdom of Saudi 
Arabia and the new political map closely 
resembled the one which we see today, 
with the Emirate of Kuwait wedged be- 
tween Iraq and Saudi territory. Arab na- 
tionalism, or pan-Arabism, which during 
the first World War seemed on the point 
of gaining credence and making tangible 
gains against colonialism, succumbed to 
the political rivalry among the Farouk 
dynasty in Egypt, the Hashemites in Jor- 
dan and Iraq and the Saudi dynasty in 
Arabia. Very little was known about this 
area by Americans, although a significant 
interest was established in the 1930s 
when Standard Oil made the first discov- 
ery of oil in Saudi Arabia — a find which 
was to lead to the founding of ARAMCO, 
the Arabian-American Oil Company, and 
to strong Allied ties for Saudi Arabia 
during World War II. 

GDA Master William H. Sperry 


Even the Zionist movement, which 
originally sought to claim Palestine and 
parts of Syria and Jordan for a "Jewish 
home" promised in the Balfour Declara- 
tion, was of comparative insignificance to 
most Americans in the 1920s and 1930s, 
although the Jewish Agency for Palestine 
continued to encourage emigration. 

Americans for the most part were blithely 
oblivious to the Arab desires for political 
self-rule and to the possibilities of conflict 
among the Arabs, the Zionists, the Leba- 
nese Christians and the various radical 
Muslim sects which occupied parts of Pal- 
estine and Syria; except for a handful of 
academicians and persons of Middle East- 
ern ancestry, they were unaware of differ- 
ences between Shia Muslims and Sunni 
Muslims in the Islamic faith. 

Changes in the Middle Eastern situ- 
ation since World War II have been dras- 
tic, and for the first time Americans be- 
gan to become aware of the inherent 
instability in the area, complicated as it 
was by the growing importance of oil to 
the Western Powers at the same time as 
their influence was waning as a result of 
near-defeat in the second world war. By 
the 1950s, direct colonial rule — as dis- 
tinct from economic influence — was 
largely a thing of the past, but hostility 
toward the colonial powers had been re- 
placed by an even more serious enmity 
which tended to enhance the movement 
toward Arab nationalism — hostility to- 
ward the new nation of Israel. Arab po- 
litical and religious rivalries still flourish, 
but Israel remains the major target of 
Arab anger despite the current peaceful 
state of affairs between Israel and the 
leader of opposition among Arabs for the 
first 25 years of Israel's existence — 
Egypt. American sympathy for Jews 
stemming from the Nazi Holocaust made 
Israel a "project" of the United States in 
the early days of its existence, and later 
an ally and friend, particularly as Israel 
proved its ability to survive Arab attack 
and demonstrated its support in the Cold 
War. This American commitment created 
problems in United States policy toward 
Arab states as we have attempted to walk 
a tightrope between support for Israel's 
struggle for existence and our growing 
interest in Middle Eastern oil. At vari- 
ous times, we have seemingly tried to re- 
place Great Britain as a "peacekeeper" in 
this violently unstable region, but each 
time we have pulled back or have met 
with a setback as direct involvement 
threatened even greater disturbance from 
Cold War ties. 

During the 1950s, both Egypt and 
Iraq shed their hereditary monarchs 
through military coups. President Nasser 
of Egypt became the "man of the decade" 
in Arab affairs, leading Egypt out of the 
Western camp in the crisis over Suez 

Canal control and into the second Arab- 
Israeli war. For a short time, Syria and 
Egypt were unified as the United Arab 
Republic, and Iraq was one of the coun- 
tries organized to oppose the Soviet 
threat as the Central Treaty Organization 
(CENTO). By this time, the United States 
had become a major supplier of military 
hardware to Iran (then under the rule of 
the Shah), Iraq and Saudi Arabia - Mus- 
lim countries which were involved only 
indirectly in the Arab-Israeli wars of 1967 
and 1973 — and had established military 
bases in several Middle Eastern countries 
for purposes of countering Soviet threats 
to the area. The Soviet Union, on the 
other hand, was a military supplier for 
Egypt, Syria and Libya; Arab nationalists, 
including the various factions of the 
P.L.O., accumulated arms from both sides 
and the French in pursuing their jihad 
against Israel. 

Throughout the Cold War Era of 
the 1970s and 1980s, the policy of the 
United States was consistent in several 
objectives: to protect our friend and ally 
Israel; to work for a permanent Arab- 
Israeli peace with some measure of com- 
pensation and justice for the Palestinians; 
to deny any single power control over 
Middle Eastern oil reserves; and to sup- 
port those regimes which seemed most 
reliable and friendly in relation to the 
perceived Soviet threat. In the pursuit of 
these objectives, the United States has 
sometimes been guilty of changing part- 
ners, and has suffered severe criticism for 
supporting regimes — such as that of the 
Shah of Iran — which were far from mod- 
els in protecting basic human rights. 
Hostility to Egypt in the 1950s and 
1960s was replaced with friendship after 
President Jimmy Carter helped achieve a 
peace treaty between Israel and Egypt. 
Friendship for Iran under the Shah was 
replaced by terrible hostility after the 
Islamic Revolution, the hostage crisis and 
the rule of the imams led by the Ayatol- 
lah Khomeini. Limited friendship for 
Iraq followed the opening of the Iran-Iraq 
War, yet now we regard Saddam Hussein 
as our mortal enemy. In the consistently 
changing political scheme, we have clung 
to our relatively stable relationship with 
Israel and have done our best to maintain 
friendly relationships with the states of 
the Arabian peninsula, even though both 
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have bankrolled 
opposition to Israel and contributed heav- 
ily to help the Kingdom of Jordan and 

continued on page 12 

The Archon - Winter 1991 11 

the displaced Palestinians. We have ac- 
cused Syria and its president, Hafiz 
Assad, of aiding international terrorism, 
yet today we seek his backing in our cam- 
paign to force Saddam Hussein out of 
Kuwait. Is our policy really inconsistent 
or contradictory? 

To answer that question and to 
arrive at a clear-headed and open-minded 
view of our current position in the Mid- 
dle East, one must keep in mind that in 
this troubled area there are no "good 
guys and bad guys," no "white hats and 
black hats." The entire area is seething 
with religious and political problems far 
too complex to explain in detail here, but 
one must at least keep in mind the fol- 
lowing: the conflict between Israel and 
the Palestinians, the civil war in Leba- 
non, the religious conflict between funda- 
mentalist Shia Islam and the Sunni Is- 
lamic states, the roles and futures of Iran 
and Turkey, the ambitions of Saddam 
Hussein and Hafiz Assad in Iraq and 
Syria respectively and the long-range via- 
bility of the Arab monarchies remaining 
in this area — Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, 
Oman and the United Arab Emirates. 
This short list does not include economic 
troubles of Egypt, or the desires of the 
various splinter groups of Shia Muslims 
who are holding American hostages, or 
the role of Libya — now seemingly occu- 
pied in Africa. No matter who is making 
policy in the United States, we will have 
to negotiate a tricky path through the 
minefield of the conflicting goals of these 
forces in the Middle East — or pull out of 
the area and let them settle their own 

Now that the Cold War appears to 
be over and the Soviet Union is preoccu- 
pied with internal economic and political 
problems, the solution to pull out of the 
Middle East might appear to have some 
short-range and limited merit. Yet in the 
long haul, the absence of major power 
participation in Middle Eastern politics 
will not ease the tension or help to pre- 
vent further conflict. The nuclear capa- 
bilities of both Israel and Iraq and the 
continued hostility of the Arab states to- 
ward Israel guarantee that war would 
soon break out. If the United States 
were to leave the Middle East entirely, we 
would have to face the possibility of Sad- 
dam Hussein taking complete control of 
the oil reserves of the area, of the unified 
hostility of the whole area toward the 
United States and its perceived allies in 
Western Europe, of the overthrow of the 
Egyptian government by Islamic funda- 
mentalists, of an Israeli preventive nu- 

"(Saddam Hussein 's) economic base, military capability and population are 
far too limited to make him a serious threat to the rest of the world at this 
time. If, however, he is permitted to overthrow the Arab monarchies of the 
peninsula, he will acquire control of 70 percent of the world's oil reserves 
and a much laryer base from which to operate. " 

clear strike against Iraq and of the likeli- 
hood that a major war would break out 
which we could not afford to ignore. The 
negative possibilities which would follow 
an American withdrawal from the area 
are so horrendous as to preclude that 
possibility in the foreseeable future. 

Saddam Hussein is obviously an ex- 
tremely ambitious man with grandiose 
long-range aspirations. Already he has 
made Iraq into a highly-organized and 
militaristic state with which he can seek 
to achieve hegemony in the area south of 
Turkey and east of Israel. Although 
balked in his attempt to conquer Iran — a 
conflict in part brought about by animos- 
ity between Saddam and the Ayatollah 
Khomeini — he stands out among the 
anti-Western and anti-Israeli leaders as a 
possible unifier of the Arab states. Pos- 
sessed of nuclear capability, relatively so- 
phisticated American and Soviet weap- 
onry and a nasty chemical warfare arsen- 
al, he basks in the admiration of his 
people and certainly must be taken seri- 
ously as a threat to the area's stability. 
He is not, despite President Bush's at- 
tempt to compare him to Hitler, the dead- 
ly danger that Nazi Germany presented 
to the world in the 1930s and 1940s. His 
economic base, military capability and 
population are far too limited to make 
him a serious threat to the rest of the 
world at this time. If, however, he is per- 
mitted to overthrow the Arab monarchies 
of the peninsula, he will acquire control 
of 70 percent of the world's oil reserves 
and a much larger population base from 
which to operate. Saddam undoubtedly 
calculated that, considering the anachro- 
nistic nature of the monarchies in the 
Arabian peninsula, an Iraqi takeover of 
Kuwait, followed by an easy conquest of 
the Saudi monarchy and the emirates, 
would be applauded by much of the Arab 
world and would enhance both his repu- 
tation and his power base. It is extremely 
unlikely that he expected such an imme- 
diate and active response from the United 
States, considering that we were preoccu- 

pied in winding down the Cold War and 
fighting a war against drugs in our own 
country. His attitude since being initially 
checked has been very canny, and he will 
obviously make every effort possible, 
probably including the risk of war, to 
maintain his control over the oil reserves 
of Kuwait. 

United States policy is clearly moti- 
vated by larger and more important inter- 
ests than the mere protection of Ameri- 
can oil investments in the Middle East 
and our desire to ensure lower oil and 
gasoline prices at the pump, although 
our government obviously wants to pre- 
vent energy price inflation from affecting 
our economy. We are battling to pre- 
serve the current tentative stability in the 
Middle East and to prevent a major war 
which would inevitably involve us. Our 
goal should be to use all means short of 
war to remove Iraq and Saddam from 
Kuwait and to maintain the painstakingly 
established and U.N.-backed coalition 
against Iraqi aggression. Whether war 
will be ultimately necessary is unclear, 
but it should be avoided if at all possible, 
not only because of the cost in human 
lives, but also because an almost irrevers- 
ible tendency would exist, once we had 
driven Iraqi forces out of Kuwait, to go 
further in trying to permanently remove 
Saddam Hussein from the Middle Eastern 
chessboard. This action would inevitably 
trigger severe reaction from all the Mus- 
lim peoples of the region and would en- 
courage the existing beliefs that America 
truly is the enemy of Arab nationalism 
and eventual self-rule and that Israel 
must be expunged as America's stalking 
horse and tool. Trying to emasculate 
Iraq completely would be nearly as desta- 
bilizing as allowing Saddam Hussein his 
own way with the Middle Eastern power 
structure. Who is to say, for instance, 
that a militant and aggressive Iraq will 
not be replaced by an equally militant 
Syria or Egypt - or even Libya? 

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ahabi is in exile. It sounds 
like too big a concept for a 17-year-old; 
too much a part of the "real world" for 
someone whose peers — other seniors at 
Governor Dummer Academy — are con- 
sumed with college applications, dates for 
the Christmas Semi-Formal and vacation 
plans. But, indeed, it is true. 

Abdul Wahab Al-Mutawa is a Ku- 
waiti, and since last August when Iraq 
invaded his country, there have been 
only two kinds of Kuwaitis: prisoners and 
exiles. Having been outside their home- 
land at the time of the Iraqi invasion, 
Wahabi and his immediate family were 
spared the horror of captivity and alleged 
Iraqi atrocities, but their situation can't 
be much better: they can neither go 
home nor contact family and friends who 
are trapped there and facing a future 
that's uncertain at best. 

Wahabi, as his friends call him, ap- 
pears older than his 17 years, partly be- 
cause of his mature beard, but also be- 
cause of the way he carries himself — as 
if a great burden were upon his shoul- 
ders. He was in summer school at St. 
George's School, in a college board-prep 
course, when he learned Kuwait had 
been invaded. 

"I was having breakfast, and a 
teacher said, 'I'm sorry about what hap- 
pened in Kuwait,' and then another 
teacher said, 'Sorry about the invasion,'" 
Wahabi recalls. "Then I called my par- 
ents," who had been vacationing in Lon- 
don and then returned to their apartment 
in Montreux, Switzerland. 

Wahabi, who obviously doesn't 
enjoy talking about this, stops and looks 
at his hands. He winds a piece of string 
around a finger and then unwinds it. 
"They took it all right," he says with a 
shrug. "They don't overreact too much." 
He thinks a moment and says softly, "We 
all thought Kuwait would come back 
right away." 

After school, he went to meet his 
parents in Montreux. "I saw on CNN the 


Life in Exile 

Abdul Wahab Al-Mutawa '91 

pictures of the Iraqi withdrawal, but only 
the trucks were leaving, not the tanks," 
he says. "They were digging in." 

When it became apparent that the 
Iraqis were indeed planning a long stay, 
Wahabi's parents began searching for an 
appropriate place for him to continue his 
schooling. His school at home in Kuwait 
City, obviously, was no longer an option. 
"We were looking for schools all over," 
he says. An academic advisor who had 
placed him in the St. George's summer 
program suggested Governor Dummer. 
Having spent 11 summers at a camp on 

New Hampshire's Lake Ossipee, Wahabi 
knew and liked New England, and want- 
ed to return. 

"I got to Governor Dummer five 
days before school opened," he explains. 
"It seemed like a good school," he adds 
with customary nonchalance. "I had 
never seen a big campus like this." 

Meanwhile, Wahabi's parents set- 
tled into the Montreux apartment they 
had owned for about nine years and pre- 
pared to wait. Also safely out of harm's 
way were his 11-year-old sister, enrolled 
at St. George's School in Switzerland, his 
13-year-old brother at Fay School in 
Southborough and his 19-year-old 
brother at Tufts University. 

During the fall, Wahabi's father, a 
covertly returned to Kuwait City to check 
on some relatives. He would try a second 
time, Wahabi says, but that time without 
success. He explains that his family 
owned two homes in Kuwait City — one 
they lived in, the other they rented out. 
They also owned three automobiles, now 
reportedly stolen by the Iraqis. Wahabi 
grows quiet again and turns his gaze to 
the string on his finger. "I was going to 
get my license this year," he says. 

He has heard the stones of Iraq's 
looting of Kuwait, removing from the 
country all automobiles, computers and 
other high-tech equipment. They even 
took the "Entertainment City" - Kuwait's 
equivalent of Disneyland — he says, filled 
with disbelief. 

Some information leaks out 
"through the underground," he offers. 
Asked whether he still has friends there, 
he nods, but shakes his head when asked 
whether he's been able to contact any of 
them. Pressed, he continues, "I think 
some of my school friends have been 
killed, fighting in the underground." 

"I wanted to go back and fight 
from the beginning," Wahabi says, his 
dark eyes flashing, "But my parents told 
me to stay in school." The closest he's 

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"avid Ellis '54 is late for an ap- 
pointment. It is ten minutes after ten, 
and he makes his apologies to a group of 
10 visitors who want his advice on build- 
ing a new museum in their native Phoe- 
nix. He's late for his next appointment — 
his third or fourth of the morning — be- 
cause he's given the Phoenix group a 
little extra time. Suddenly he's gone. To 
all appearances, he's walking, but moving 
so fast, taking the corridor by his office 
at such speed, you'd swear he must be 
running. He avoids the elevator — "very 
slow," he says — and takes the stairs — a 
few flights down, another flight up, at a 
blinding clip, explaining quickly that it's 
because of a design flaw in the building. 
He flashes through another corridor — he 
must be leaving a wake behind him - 
and into a large conference room where 
36 people are awaiting his arrival. In an 
instant, he's in his seat at the head of the 
large rectangle of tables, conducting a 
meeting, smiling and not even breathing 
hard. And he wants to talk about a sub- 
ject that seems to be intriguing him: 

The 36 represent a portion of the 
400-person staff at Boston's Museum of 
Science, where David Ellis has been pres- 
ident and director since August, 1990. 
He puts the question, "What is success?" 
to them, and for a few moments there is 
only silence in the room. Outside the 
panoramic windows that capture all of 
Boston and Cambridge from here atop 
the Charles River Dam, seagulls hover 
effortlessly on invisible columns of air. 

"I can't believe that you'd all be so 
bashful," Ellis says with a genuine, avun- 
cular laugh. He rephrases the question: 
"What constitutes success for the 

After a few minutes of discussion, 
the answers begin to pile up: success is 
the number of people who come through 
the doors; who return; the number of 
children who are captivated enough to 
become scientists; who learn; who have a 
"pleasurable experience;" are entertained; 
the number of youths who are stimulated 
to forsake or avoid "lives of crime." Ellis 
takes notes, smiling, obviously pleased 
that this topic has evoked some meaning- 
ful thought. 



David W. Ellis 9 54 

Only when the last quarter is heard 
from does Ellis offer his own opinion. He 
explains that the question of success had 
formed an enjoyable discussion at his ear- 
lier board of trustees executive commit- 
tee meeting, and expresses his apprecia- 
tion for the fact that at neither meeting 
was money cited as a measure of success. 
He speaks gently, with a pleasant, lilting 
irony in his voice — pedagogically, and 
that is appropriate. From 1978 until 
1990, Ellis was president of Pennsylva- 
nia's Lafayette College, and previously 
was vice president for academic affairs 
and a chemistry professor at the Univer- 
sity of New Hampshire. He comes to 
academe naturally; his father, Dr. Calvert 
N. Ellis, succeeded his father, Dr. Charles 
Calvert Ellis, as president of Juniata 
College in Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. 

"There's a lapel pin that I've seen 
lately," Ellis tells the group. "It says 'Q' 

equals 'C cubed 'E.'" He pauses a mo- 
ment, then explains. "Quality equals con- 
sistent conformance with consumer ex- 
pectations." He scans the group's faces 
to make sure they've understood. "We 
mustn't try to be all things to all people," 
he says. Soon his carefully crafted point 
becomes clearer, and a murmur of com- 
prehension swells among the staff. 

"We're going to be talking about 
this point quite a lot in the next few 
months," Ellis tells them, as if handing 
out the course syllabus. "So it's some- 
thing we should all be thinking about." 

Ellis, his Lafayette College binder 
tucked under his arm, works his way 
toward the room's exit, patiently fielding 
questions on personnel, budgets and ex- 
hibit space from staffers who buttonhole 
him en route. They approach him rever- 
ently, and he answers confidently, with 
the assurance of a professor who's cov- 
ered this ground before, despite the fact 
that he's been in this job only a few 
months. No one seems to have any 
doubt that Dr. Ellis has done his home- 

Moments - and a brisk walk - 
later, Ellis is back in his office, checking 
his wristwatch and a sheaf of telephone 
messages. He remains in constant mo- 
tion, even when on the telephone, on his 
feet, his desk chair pushed a few feet 
back, neglected. He dials a number and 
stands at his window a couple of seconds, 
apparently admiring this glorious view — 
virtually the same view as the conference 
room, only higher. He speaks softly, an- 
nouncing himself once, then twice, add- 
ing, "From the Museum of Science" for 
the benefit of a secretary who doesn't rec- 
ognize the name. Ellis is new to this job; 
he isn't all that well-known in Boston yet. 

The office is large, walled in unem- 
bellished Danish-modern-style wood pan- 
eling and sparsely decorated, as if the 
tenant's belongings hadn't yet arrived. 
The only items that identify the office as 
Ellis' are a small sterling owl casting and 
a Steuben crystal apple — perfect visual 
metaphors both — which together occupy 
a small space at the corner of his desk. 

Ellis returns other calls, cradling 
the telephone on his shoulder while leaf- 
ing through other paperwork that's 

14 The Archon - Winter 1991 

stacked in several neat piles on his desk 
and an adjacent table. His "in" box re- 
mains virtually empty. Bald but for some 
gray hair on the sides, Ellis wears a dark 
suit - and hasn't removed the jacket all 
morning - and a tie adorned with sail- 
boats on a field of blue. On his feet are 
brown, crepe-soled shoes that probably 
contribute to both his speed and comfort. 

In motion: 

David Ellis '54 

His calls completed, Ellis is ready 
to talk.. .but not sit down. "I decided to 
leave Lafayette before I knew I was com- 
ing here," he says, his eyebrows lifted 
and poised high above his glasses' metal 
frames. "I didn't know what I was going 
to do." He travels around the room, 
straightening the chairs around his con- 
ference table, looking, it seems, for some- 
thing as he talks. 

"7 decided to leave Lafayette before 
I knew I was coming here, ' he says, 
his eyebrows lifted and poised high 
above his glasses ' metal frames. "I 
didn 't know what I was going to 
do. " 

Receiving the surprised response 
he desired, Ellis continues. "I'm the kind 
of person who always needs new chal- 
lenges," he says. A relative who had 
changed jobs often, he said by way of il- 
lustration, had been accused of being 
unable to hold a job. ..until he wound up 
near the top of a Fortune 500 company. 
Ellis laughs at the memory, still moving 
about the office. 

"I didn't get hung up on where I 
had to be or what position I had to 
have," he says, growing more serious. 

"All that doesn't matter. What matters is 
whether you make a contribution. If you 
look out, not in." 

Ellis is interrupted by a secretary 
summoning him to his next meeting. He 
offers apologies and turns a visitor over, 
by previous arrangement, to Bradford 
Towle, the museum's former three-year 
interim director and current senior vice 
president and deputy director. Towle is 
an affable 32-year IBM veteran who 
headed the computer giant's worldwide 
design and construction division before 
joining the museum's professional staff. 

Towle leads a guest on a tour of 
the 440,000-square-foot museum which 
began life 160 years ago on Berkeley 
Street (in the building that later housed 
Bonwit Teller and now Louis') as the 
Museum of Natural History. He walks 
through the museum's lobby, which is 
thick with loud and boisterous young- 
sters who have just arrived in the long 
phalanx of yellow school buses parked at 
the curb outside. "This isn't like the 
traditional museum," Towle says, "where 
they just hang lots of stuff on the walls." 
He says the museum welcomes the noise 
and invites participation in interactive 
exhibits. As part of one of the museum's 
programs, for example, more than 20,000 
children spent nights in sleeping bags 
around exhibits last year, Towle says. 

As he walks through the museum, 
Towle is occasionally stopped by an in- 
quisitive youngster with a question about 
one display or another. Two things then 
become obvious: first, Towle knows every- 
thing there is to know about the mu- 
seum; and, second, he is both pleased 
and exceedingly patient about offering in- 
formation about it. He also is lavish in 

his praise for Ellis, who he says was 
chosen from among more than 100 qual- 
ified candidates in a three-year search to 
run this institution. The Museum of Sci- 
ence ranks fourth in the U.S. in atten- 
dance (more than 2.2 million in 1989) 
and has an annual budget of $24 million, 
less than one percent of which comes 
from the state, he says. 

Back in his office later, Ellis is 
eager to address more questions from an 
interviewer. He continues to course 
through the office, thinking and talking 

"He speaks softly, announcing 
himself once, then twice, adding, 
"From the Museum of Science " for 
the benefit of a secretary who 
doesn 't recognize the name. Ellis is 
new to this job; he isn 't all that 
well-known yet. " 

animatedly. His position at the museum 
isn't so very different from his college 
position, he says. "Most of the adminis- 
trative side and fund-raising side are very 
similar. But the curriculum is different," 
he says with a broad smile. "I missed 
teaching. I enjoy teaching, encouraging 
people to reach out and think differently. 
I like college students," he says, adding 
that he's learning more about younger 
people in this new job. "The museum 
attracts people of all ages; I'm used to 18- 
to-25-year-olds, and now I'm dealing with 
people four and up." 

The subject evokes thoughts of 
Governor Dummer Academy, and Ellis 
alights for a moment on the broad win- 
dowsill. "Ted Eames had the unique 

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David Ellis 

continued from page 15 

ability to fill the role of headmaster and 
at the same time reach out very well to 
young people," Ellis says of the late GDA 
headmaster. He reminisces about "going 
on one of those usual tours of prep 
schools" before deciding upon the Acad- 
emy. "I was impressed with the school, 
which wasn't as large or formal" as 
others he saw. "It had a generally sup- 
portive environment and a good balance 
of academics with athletics and extracur- 
ricular activities," he says. 

"'/ didn 't get hung up on where I 
had to be or what position I had to 
have, ' he says.... 'All that doesn *t 
matter. What matters is whether 
you make a contribution. '" 

He credits former GDA faculty 
member William Evert Traver, who 
taught physical geography, as "the one 
who, more than any other, got me inte- 
rested in science." In fact, Ellis admits, a 
bit sheepish about his nostalgia, he re- 
purchased a copy of the book Traver 
taught from "years later in a used book 

"My first marking period at Gov- 
ernor Dummer was a disaster," Ellis says 
with an exaggerated grimace. He ex- 
plains that he had maintained a 97 aver- 
age in high school before coming to the 
Academy, but suffered with a 70 average 
at GDA that first term. By graduation in 
1954, however, things obviously had 
changed. The Milestone staff that year 
wrote beside his photograph that he was 
"perpetually apprehensive about his sky 
high average," he had made honor roll 
for three years, was elected to Cum 
Laude and was valedictorian and the 
recipient of both the Thorndike Hilton 
Cup and the Moody Kent Prize in history. 

He went on to graduate from 
Haverford College, earning a B.A. with 
honors in chemistry in 1958, won a Du- 
Pont Teaching Fellowship at MIT in 
1960-61 and received a Ph.D. in chemis- 
try from MIT in 1962. The author of 
numerous journal articles, book reviews 
and textbook chapters, he also is co- 
author of the book, Calculations of 
Analytical Chemistry, published in 1969 
by McGraw-Hill. 

Time demands that Ellis turn his at- 
tention to his next meeting, with a mu- 
seum colleague, here in his office. While 

the younger man is obviously uneasy 
about presenting Ellis with some thorny 
problems, Ellis appears unfazed. Ellis 
takes a seat opposite the man at the con- 
ference table and appears to relax, as if 
trying to convey a comforting sense of 
ease. Now and then, he defuses the 
tension surrounding this man by making 
quips and humorous asides. But Ellis 
nonetheless is firm and decisive and fully 
conversant in every subject the other 
man broaches. 

The museum executive departs, his 
questions answered and a great deal of 
work before him, and Ellis returns his 
attention to the interview. Again, he 
paces his office as he considers the list of 
alternatives he'd been considering before 
accepting the museum's presidency. 
Among those notions were working for a 
private or community foundation; start- 
ing his own consulting business; working 
for a corporation in the area of environ- 
mental affairs; teaching in a secondary 
school; becoming a secondary school 
headmaster; research; and teaching on 
the college level. He says the actual list 
contained more ideas that he can't 
remember now. "New England - 
returning to New England — was impor- 
tant, though it wasn't an absolute 
priority," he says with a shrug. 

"He credits former GDA faculty 
member William Evert Traver, who 
taught physical geography, as 'the 
one who, more than any other, got 
me interested in science. ' In fact, 
Ellis admits... he re-purchased a 
copy of the book Traver taught from 
'years later in a used book store. '" 

Ellis says he decided to become the 
museum's president because he believes 
strongly in the institution's "mission," 
which he outlined as, "promoting scien- 
tific literacy for people of all ages; 
guiding young people into careers in the 
sciences; providing a source of scientific 
information; to work with teachers; and 
providing enjoyment." He stops moving 
as he stresses a point: "I believe ex- 
tremely strongly in the mission of this in- 
stitution," he says. "You can't be an 
effective participant in society without 
having some understanding of science 
and technology. Our well-being and our 
environment depend on it." 

As time grows short before his next 
meeting, Ellis re-assumes his professorial 
demeanor and offers to fill in what he 
presumes are holes in his interviewer's 
story. His pride is obvious as he de- 
scribes the stellar academic achievements 
of his wife Marion and their three 
daughters: Kathryn, 26; Lorna, 23; and 
Audrey, 20. And then he reaches for his 
wallet and withdraws three worn photo- 
graphs. "These are also important to 
me," he says, pushing them across a 
table. The pictures are of a house on the 
coast of Maine ("With no electricity and 
no telephone — by choice," he says), a 
boxer dog named Brandy and a restored 
1956 Ford Thunderbird. And then it 
becomes obvious that David Ellis has 
been considering this "success" question 
for some time. 

David Ellis will be the featured 
speaker at the GDA's 228th Commence- 
ment, June 2, 1991. P3 

A Clearing 

Above the gray, spiritless shingles, 
Out of the sky's knitted frown, 
Ice-blue ribbons shine. 

What are we to weather? 

The boats bob, 

And flash their lighted sides. 

The marshes, 

Waving like a long green comb, 

Catch at the spangled insects. 

A gull wheels around the heart, 

A sudden turning. 

August Rain at the Seaside - Weekday 

Lawns and roads lie trimmed 

Of their automobiles. 

Cottages are painted black, white and gray 

Like an old film; and dogs, 

All Labradors, nose through the shrubbery. 

"Surely some revelation is at hand. " 

Out in the bay skiffs lie on their backs 

Like insects overturned. 

Alone and collar up, 

The lifeguard stalks the slippery pier. 

Clouds shrug their way along 
Lifting a child's cry, 
Dropping it along our street. 
Beyond the reaches of the heart 
The cantankerous sun is brooding. 

Wallace H. Rowe 

16 The Archon - Winter 1991 

An affair of the heart 

by Jeff Gordon '69 

Alumnus and trustee Jeffrey L. Gordon '69, wife Jan and their children Brooks, Meredith and 

The following was written by alum- 
nus and trustee Jeff Gordon '69 for 
publication in The Governor. It is 
reprinted with permission. 


.ow is it possible that some- 
one can be so consumed with his old 
school? Is it the memories of years gone 
by, or the friends and teachers we once 
had, or the nostalgia of living in one very 
beautiful place for four years? Yes these 
all contribute to this state of mind, but 
there is something more significant to 
Governor Dummer Academy which for 
me makes this not just a happy memory, 
but rather an affair of the heart. 

I have been inolved with my school 
right from graduation 2 1 years ago, so it 
is not a recent revelation about which I 
am writing. I did however experience 
something the other day which gave me a 
unique perspective which many of you 
may one day enjoy also. I returned, not 
as an alumnus or a trustee, but as a par- 
ent of a prospective ninth grade child. 

Our first stop on our school tour 
was the downstairs hall in Phillips. 
While passing the college advising office, 
I came face to face with my childhood. 
Buster Navins, who many of you know by 
name and face because his portrait 
graces the Cobb Room, walked in to pick 
up his mail. Here was my teacher, my 
mentor, my coach, my friend, and here I 
was showing the school to my daughter 

who might well be walking these halls 
next year as a student. I introduced 
Buster and the look in his eyes nearly 
brought me to tears. There we were, the 
Master and two generations of students. 
Everything was exactly as it should be. 
The loop was closed and I could not have 
been happier and more proud to be part 
of this Governor Dummer family. 

I had not been in Parsons School- 
house since graduation. We walked into 
many classes on our tour, and the door 
opened on Mr. Baratelli's French class. 
There I was sitting at a desk as his stu- 
dent 20 years ago, struggling just as his 
students do today. I won the French 
Prize my year because Mr. Baratelli 
worked very hard to teach me the lan- 
guage and its literature. I loved seeing 
him still there, dedicated as ever to his 
wonderful career. Could it be possible 
that my daughter might sit at that same 
desk next year? 

Our tour took us to Moody House 
as part of the regular route. Our tour 
guide innocently opened the door to my 
old room as a freshman. My daughter 
could, per chance, get assigned to my old 
room! I had to hold back my pride and 
anxiety. I want very badly for her to join 
this Governor Dummer family, but I do 
not want to push too hard. It must be 
her decision, and hers alone. 

Why am I so emotionally caught up 
in this school? This affair of the heart 
transcends everything I have ever known, 
but what is so wonderful about it is that I 
am not alone in this love affair. Many of 

us have these same feelings and sense of 
dedication to Governor Dummer and its 
people. Thousands of boys and girls, 
now adults, have experienced these same 
emotions I have. All of us own this 
school, we have left our mark on it and it 
on us. We see a timelessness in the 
school because of its heritage. We are 
there right alongside graduates who 
signed the Constitution of the United 
States, and others who were colonial 
heroes, and yet others who went off to 
found other schools in our image. We 
are the history of our country. We were 
there at the birth and we are here now as 
part of a great tradition which our chil- 
dren will carry on. This is more than an 
affair of the heart; it rests at the very 
core of our existence. 

I am proud to be part of your 
school now. You have the responsibility 
to find ways to enrich Governor Dummer 
so that your children will walk these 
same halls, drenched in the history and 
tradition of which you are now part. 
Your affair of the heart may not become 
apparent to you for years after you grad- 
uate, but you will succumb, too. You are 
part of a family which knows no limits 
and reaches ever upward. 

Indeed, Jeff Gordon has been in- 
timately involved in Governor Dummer 
Academy since he first arrived as a 
freshman in 1965. The citation on the 
Gaffney Prize, which he won at gradu- 
ation, describes him well: "A delightful 
sense of humor, a genuine concern for 
others, a desire to carry more than his 
share of the load, a high set of person- 
al standards — these are the character- 
istics for which we honor this young 
man tonight. He has been an honor 
student, a two-sport varsity athlete, 
chairman of the Library Committee and 
co-managing editor of the yearbook." 

After graduating from Governor 
Dummer, Gordon received a B.A. in 
economics from The Johns Hopkins 
University in 1973. He married the 
former Jan Rainey, a psychiatric social 
worker, in 1975. Together they have 
three children: Meredith, 13; Hope, 10 
and Brooks, 7. 

In 1979, Gordon and his part- 
ners founded Slocum and Gordon Co., 
an investment management firm, in 
Newport, RI. 

Gordon has devoted a good deal 
of his time in the past several years to 
GDA, as a class secretary, member of 
the Alumni Association Executive Com- 
mittee, Alumni Trustee and Trustee. A 
generous donor to both the Annual 
Fund and capital campaign, he also has 
hosted several alumni receptions at his 
home in Portsmouth, RI. 

The Archon - Winter 1991 17 

Middle East Crisis 

continued from page 12 

Calling for American abstinence 
from war in the Middle East on the 
grounds that it will be another Vietnam is 
- at least at this point - to be right for 
the wrong reasons. Certainly war with 
Iraq should be avoided if at all possible, 
but to liken a possible war with Iraq over 
Kuwait to Vietnam is both simplistic and 
counterproductive. A much more reason- 
able parallel would be with the Korean 
Conflict, and a settlement of the current 
crisis in a way similar to that achieved in 
Korea would seem to be an optimum so- 
lution, whether attained by negotiation or 
war. Admittedly, non-winning solutions 
are not popular among Americans, but 
we are not going to solve the problems of 
the Middle East on our terms now or in 
the near future, whether or not the cur- 
rent administration thinks it should be 
able to do so. The Middle East equation 
has far too many imponderables and 
unknowns to permit any ready solution. 
This is not to say that we should have no 
policy except that of expediency or re- 
action; but to attempt to regulate the 
aspirations of the Muslim countries from 
an American viewpoint inevitably will 
incur increased hostility from larger 
numbers of the world's billion Muslims. 

In arriving at a viable policy to deal 
with the current Gulf Crisis, one must 
keep in mind certain long-range consid- 
erations and set attainable long-range 
goals. Among the considerations are: the 
settlement of the Palestinian problem; 
the eventual guarantee of the existence 
of Israel; the termination of the Lebanese 
civil war; providing a measure of security 
for the Arab monarchies insofar as out- 
side threats are concerned; recognition of 
the importance of both Arab nationalism 
and Islamic fundamentalism as legitimate 
forces in the area; and protection of Mid- 
dle Eastern oil reserves from capricious 
mishandling. As far as immediate goals 
are concerned, we must: 

1. force Saddam Hussein out of 
Kuwait with a long-range provision for 
the eventual unification of these two 
countries, should the Kuwaiti people de- 
sire it in the future; 

2. provide some guarantee that 
Iraq cannot engage in such adventuris- 
tic aggression in the foreseeable future, 
perhaps by a U.N.-sponsored "peace 
zone" manned by an international 

3. pressure Israel to work for a le- 
gitimate solution to the Palestinian 



problem, which probably will entail a 
Palestinian homeland in the West Bank 

4. try to reduce the nuclear and 
chemical warfare capabilities of all the 
Middle Eastern countries, if only by 

5. sell no more arms or munitions 
in the Middle East and try to see that 
other Western countries and the Soviet 
Union do not do so either; 

6. provide security for the flow of 
oil from this area — in combination with 
other importing countries — under the 
auspices of OPEC; 

7. assist Egypt to gain some mea- 
sure of economic stability as a counter- 
weight to radicalism in the Arab world, 
perhaps with assistance from the oil-rich 
Arab monarchies; 

8. attain some degree of rapproch- 
ement with Iran to alleviate the hostage 
situation and defuse the wort of the Shia 
splinter groups' terrorist activity. 

Obviously these goals are much 
more easily enunciated than achieved — 
and perhaps some will be unattainable in 
the immediate future. Nonetheless, all 
are going to be important to solve the 
current Gulf crisis and to achieve any 
measure of stability in the next decade or 
two. It may well be worth the sacrifice of 
money and lives to achieve these goals in 
a war — undertaken only with the partici- 
pation of other oil-importing allies. But 
we will have to resist the temptation to 
impose our own solution if we win this 

The United States must resist emo- 
tional reactions to Saddam Hussein's un- 
provoked aggression — rhetoric not in- 
cluded — and must exhaust every avenue 
for a peaceful solution before undertak- 
ing the use of force to rectify the situa- 
tion. Those who see no merit in spend- 
ing the money, or having loved ones 
abroad in the holiday season, or losing 
American lives in "someone else's war" 
must ponder the possibilities should we 
not take action. In this case, the old 
aphorism "a stitch in time saves nine" 
most clearly applies. 

GDA history master Sperry 
received his bachelor's degree in history 
from Gettysburg College in 1950 and a 
master's degree in Latin American 
history from Duke University in 1951. 
He joined the Governor Dummer 
Academy history department in 1954 
after three years of teaching at Norfolk 
Academy, Norfolk, VA. He was chair- 
man ofGDA's history department from 
1957 through 1970. -, 

Life in Exile 

continued from page 13 

come to action is participating in a dem- 
onstration against the Iraqis in Montreux. 
His older brother has been active in Citi- 
zens for a Free Kuwait in Boston, and a 
picture of him at a demonstration 
appeared in the Boston Globe. 

As Wahabi sees it, there are two al- 
ternatives for dealing with the Iraqis, 
neither of them good. The armed forces 
"can stay and waste money and wait until 
Kuwait's not worth fighting for, or get a 
lot of Americans killed.. .to save a nation 
that's helped the U.S. before." He's 
quick to point out that "Kuwait has $100 
billion in investments in the United 

He's quiet again for a moment be- 
fore adding softly, "If I were an Ameri- 
can, I wouldn't think it's worth it. I 
wouldn't want my country to butt into 
every single thing that happens around 
the world." 

He says he feels European and 
Asian nations should be more involved in 
the anti-Hussein effort. "I think they 
should make a bigger effort. Especially 
Japan." Sounding dogmatic now, he re- 
cites, "After all, 38 percent of Japan's oil 
comes from Kuwait, and 37 percent of 
England's oil comes from Kuwait, and 
only two percent of U.S. oil is from 

Wahabi says he doesn't often talk 
about the Kuwait situation with friends 
and dormmates at GDA. "They're not 
very interested," he explains, making it 
still clearer that he has difficulty acknowl- 
edging the gravity of it all. "Sometimes I 
forget about it," he says. 

With a characteristic shrug, 
Wahabi dismisses a question about the 
future. "I'll just take it as it comes, I 
guess," he says. He winds and unwinds 
the string about his finger, looking down. 
"I just keep wondering when I'm going to 
go back." m 

18 The Archon - Winter 1991 

A Place in the Sun 

continued from page 9 

again" at The New Preparatory School in 
Harvard Square, then going to the 
Harvard summer school. 

"I was then admitted to Bowdoin 
underneath the threshold of the door," 
Flint says, "which later opened wider in 
the opposite direction." By more or less 
mutual decision, Flint left Bowdoin after 
only one semester. "The Bowdoin ex- 
perience was a horror," he says, filled as 
it was with "essay assignments and read- 
ing." He jokes now that he got "A's" in 
two subjects: public speaking and what 
he refers to as "the social aspect" of col- 
lege life. A former member of the GDA 
Glee Club, Flint became a founding mem- 
ber of Bowdoin's famed "Meddiebempt- 
ers" in his short time there. 

While Flint worked as a scientific 
glassware inspector for a few years, war 
was breaking out in Europe and Japan. 
He tried to enlist in the Navy, but the 
Army draft got to him first, placing him 
in the Infantry. Flint rose quickly 
through the enlisted ranks and soon was 
shipped off to Ft. Hood, Texas, for Offi- 
cer's Candidate School. It was during 
that experience that Flint met his bride- 
to-be, and they were married in February, 
1944. Seven months later, he was 
shipped off to the war to command a pla- 
toon of tank destroyers in France and 
Germany - an assignment he blames 
today for his hearing impairment. It was 
during that tour of duty that the first of 
the Flints' four children was born. 

"It surprises no one meeting him 
today that Flint is a successful in- 
ventor; the great surprise comes 
when one learns that he has neither 
a formal engineering background 
nor a college degree. " 

Back in the States, Flint went to 
work for a cousin as a manufacturer's 
agent, selling "particle reduction machin- 
ery." He was selling this grinding ma- 
chinery from the trunk of his car, one 
day showing a Vermont maple sugar 
manufacturer how his equipment could 
grind up his product, then driving a short 
distance to demonstrate the same process 
at a talc quarry — using the same 

After ten years with the company, 
Flint — again, with no formal engineering 
background - developed his batter mixer, 
and soon thereafter bought the company 
and renamed it Wilevco. 

Over lunch in a Thai restaurant 
that's among Flint's favorites, Dottie 
attempts to describe her husband's 

"He eats up other people's knowl- 
edge. He learns from other people by 
asking questions," she says. 

"I'm a brain-picker," Flint agrees 
with a laugh. He reflects a moment on a 
fiery morsel of Thai food and says his 
dyslexia may have been "a blessing." "I 
was never taught the traditional ap- 
proach to problems," he says, explaining 
that he therefore never has been con- 
strained by conventional thinking. 

Today, the highly profitable 
Wilevco does business in more than a 
dozen countries, but still remains small 
(only nine employees, "Three of them 
named 'Flint,'" Flint laughs.) "The fun of 
this business is that it's 'hands-on,'" he 
says, taking a visitor on a tour of the op- 
eration, demonstrating all the equipment 
and introducing each of the employees by 
name, position and anecdote. 

"The most important thing in being 
an employer is recognizing the dignity of 
human beings," Flint says, now more seri- 
ous. He gives a detailed description of 
the company's generous compensation 
package, and adds, "The return on treat- 
ing people this way is mindboggling." 
But if Flint has been unselfish in his 
treatment of employees, he has been less 
generous with himself. "My accountants 
say I should be taking twice the salary 
I've been taking for years," he says with a 
shrug. "But I've found that my needs for 
material things haven't been too great." 

It therefore comes as no surprise 
whatsoever that charities are high among 
Flint's priorities — Governor Dummer be- 
ing among the foremost. He expatiates 
on the Association of Episcopal Colleges, 
an organization that last year provided 
more than 200 scholarships, and on 
whose board he proudly sits; about his 
efforts on behalf of Derby, St. Paul's Col- 
lege, the minority St. Augustine's College 
and even Bowdoin ("...who had the wis- 
dom to send me on my way...") "These 
are the sorts of things that fire me up," 
he says, his eyes aglow. 

Flint is nearly legendary as GDA's 
1937 class agent, a post he's held for the 
last 16 years. His record has been so 
great in gaining 100 percent participation 
by his classmates that the Alumni Associ- 
ation named an annual award in Flint's 
name. The Putnam P. Flint Bowl was 
first given in 1982-83, which was the 
only year it hasn't been won by Flint 
ever since. Proud as he is of this record, 
though, Flint attributes his success to his 
classmates. One of those classmates, 
Flint says, contributed a token dollar per 
year, despite living in a veteran's hospi- 
tal, to keep the class of '37 at 100 per- 
cent. While he has set an example for his 
classmates — and all alumni — in giving 
to GDA, Flint says he would like to do 
more: "I regret that I haven't been able to 
build a building at GDA," he says. He 
grows still more serious when he says, 
"We've been given so much; it's incum- 
bent upon us to give back. That's both 
the Episcopal liturgy and my attitude." 

Flint counts his four children and 
eight grandchildren among his "bless- 
ings." "They're a source of unending joy 
for us," he says, noting that some of the 
grandchildren visited his home every 
weekend during the summer. "Of course 
having a pool doesn't hurt," he adds with 
a wry grin. "We live for our children, our 
grandchildren and our friends. That's 
what life is all about," he says. 

Flint has a book in his memory- 
filled office that he shows a visitor with 
obvious pride. It is the book he received 
as winner of Governor Dummer's Music 
Prize, back in 1937. (One gets another 
surprise, when one asks: Flint also hap- 
pens to have "one hundred percent tonal 
memory," or "perfect pitch.") The fact 
that the book occupies such a prominent 
place in his life, 54 years later, is a testa- 
ment to Flint's love for the Academy. 
The inscription inside is both an affirma- 
tion of Ted Eames' perceptiveness and a 
timeless paean to Flint's character: 

"To Putnam P. Flint, because of 
his understanding and enjoyment of 
music. Putty deserves this prize, and he 
also deserves another prize, if one were 
only given, for his understanding and 
enjoyment of his school, its beautiful 
surroundings and its rich historical 
background, and for his understanding 
and enjoyment of his teachers and all 
his other warm friends here in South 

Edward W. Eames 
June 11, 1937" 

The Archon - Winter 1991 19 

GDA Sports 


The varsity football and women's cross- 
country teams both had outstanding seasons 
during the fall term. One went undefeated, 
while the other missed that distinction by a 
single game and still went on to a league 

Football Team Wins Championship 

The GDA football team trounced 
Berkshire School 40-20 on November 17 to 
become New England Prep School Class B 
champions in the first-ever title match of its 
kind. The Governors went into the champion- 
ship, representing the Class B East, having 
lost only one of their seven regular season 
games - their final one, to Belmont Hill. To 
that point, they had maintained a 12-game 
winning streak. 

The championship game, which coach 
Paul Sullivan called the team's "best game of 
the season," turned on quarterback Bill 
Batchelder's completing 24 of 37 passes for 
286 yards. He was named co-League Most 
Valuable Player, and was co-team MVP with 
John Whitesides. 

Batchelder and Whitesides were among 
the five Governors who were named All- 
League. The other three are Randy Hem- 
ming, Joe Kirch and Andy Mack. All are 
seniors this year except Hemming and Kirch, 
who are juniors. Contributing heavily to the 

outstanding season were juniors Andre Shef- 
field and Nick Tibbetts and sophomores John 
Shea and Archie Seale, from whom much is 
expected in the future. 

Winning strategy: 

Football coach Paul Sullivan confers with 
star quarterback Bill Batchelder '91 during a 
rainy game. 

Through the line: 

Nick Tibbetts '92 finds the going tough in the Berkshire middle during the championship 

Undefeated Women 's Cross-Country 
Team produces Champion 

GDA senior Alexis Colby capped an un- 
defeated cross-country season by winning 
both the New England Division II Cross- 
Country Interscholastics and the Independent 
School League Championships. She was first 
among runners from 29 schools in the New 
Englands and 10 in the ISLs, and led the 
Governors to second- and third-place team 
honors respectively. This marked the first 
time that GDA has ever placed in the top 
three in both championship meets during one 

The women's cross-country team was 
otherwise undefeated for the season, having 
toppled every team in the Independent School 
League in regular season meets. 

For their efforts, the top women run- 
ners were named All-League: Colby, Use 
Abusamra, Dede Simons and Kate Atkins. 
Colby and Simons are seniors this year, while 
Atkins is a junior and Abusamra is a sopho- 
more (and top sophomore runner in the 

Best in New England: 

Cross<ountry star Alexis Colby, 1990 
New England Division II and Independent 
School League champion. 

Men's Cross-Country 

The men's cross-country team finished 
its season with a 4-6 record, despite the 
efforts of 1990 MVP James Walsh '93 and 
Nick Dunham '91, Jason Uttam '91, Matt 
Murphy '91, Bence Oliver '91 and Zane Craft 
'92, who will co-captain next year's team with 

20 The Archon - Winter 1991 

Men 's Soccer 

Jed Murdoch '92 and captain Brian 
Novelline '91 were named co-Most Valuable 
Players on the 1990 men's soccer team, and 
Phil Gatchell '91 was named this year's 
recipient of the Navins Cup. 

The cup, given in the name of Old 
Guard master Howard J. "Buster" Navins, 
who started the GDA soccer tradition, is given 
annually to a student for his contributions to 
the team. 

The men's squad fought to a 6-6-3 rec- 
ord this season, through the efforts of out- 
standing players including Murdoch, Nov- 
elline, Gatchell, Devin Sullivan '92, Josh Pike 
'93, Bernie Gartland '92 and Brendan Forrest 
'94. Murdoch and Sullivan have been named 
co-captains for 1991. 


Devin Sullivan '92 gets a head on the 
ball in a varsity soccer game. 

Women 's Soccer 

Leah Colangelo '91 and Catherine 
Burgess '91 were named All-League and co- 
MVPs of the women's soccer team for 1990. 
Among the team's other standouts are Becky 
Vieira '94, the sidelined, high-scoring Tara 
Ryan '92 and next year's captain-elect, Amy 
Daniels '92. The team closed out its season 
with a 3-10-2 record. 

Field Hockey 

The field hockey team also had a losing 
season — 0-14 — which did not reflect the ded- 
ication of co-captains and co-MVPs Nicole St. 
Andre '91 and Ruby Van Loan '91 or other 
key players including Dawn Morrill '93, 
Brooke Whiting '92 and co-captains-elect 
Deirdre Heersink '92 and Dawn Morrill '92. 


At presstime, GDA's winter athletic 
teams were gearing up for the season. The 
coaches of the seven varsity teams were en- 
thusiastic and optimistic about the prospects 
for their squads. 

Men 's Basketball 

The men's basketball team will attempt 
to live up to the example set by last year's 
Class C Championship team. Coach Stephen 
Metz acknowledges that it won't be easy, 
especially since nine of those team members 
graduated last spring. "We're very young and 
very inexperienced," he said, adding that this 
year "will be a learning experience for every- 
one." He looks to co-captains Bill Batchelder 
'91 and Andre Sheffield '92 - both guard/ 
forwards, and the only "experienced" return- 
ees — to contribute leadership and strength. 
Also key to the GDA team are juniors Joe 
Kirch, Courtney Pope and Sean Naughton, 
sophomores David Cohen and Archie Seale 
and new freshman center David Noon, who 
Metz expects to "play a big part in Governor 
Dummer basketball in the next few years." 

Women 's Basketball 

Coach Susie Childs said her team will 
be relying on its "excellent speed, not height" 
to bring off a winning season. The women's 
squad is larger this year, providing "two good 
captains (seniors Leah Colangelo and Leslie 
McCant), four returning starters and a good 
bench to work with." The addition of a 
second coach — master John MacGregor — 
also will improve performance, she said. 

Men 's Hockey 

The men's hockey team took first-place 
honors in the annual Brooks/Governor Dum- 
mer Academy Christmas Invitational Hockey 
Tournament December 14-16, handily beating 
Robichand, Pingree, Holderness and South 
Kent. Senior Chris Triko earned the offensive 
MVP award for his five goals and four assists 
in the tournament. The team, under coach 
Larry Piatelli comes off a 16-6 record from 
last year with eight returning letter-winners, 
of whom four played regularly last year. 
"They're young and inexperienced, but hard- 
working," said Piatelli, noting that the team 
"has a lot of potential and energy." At the 
team's core are last year's first-stringers 
senior David Graichen, junior Keith Moody, 
junior Victor Fidler and senior captain Brian 

Women 's Hockey 

The goal for this year's women's hock- 
ey team is "to score more goals this year than 
they did last year," according to coach Kristen 
Snyder, who takes over in that post from 
Lynda Bromley. The team, which boasts a 
strong defense, features seven returning 
letter-winners from last year. Senior captain 
Betsy Smith, junior Lisa Widdecke and 
sophomore Wendy Swartz are among the 
team's top players. 


The wrestling team last year "laid a 
foundation, and this year we'll be building on 
it," according to coach Barry Graham. Of the 
21 team members, there are 10 returning 
starters, though Graham notes that many of 
them duplicate weight classes. "There were 
some strong performances last year," he said, 
"but not enough of them" to bring about a 
winning season. Senior captain Jason Uttam 
and senior Brad Panoff are expected to be 
mainstays of the team effort this year. Al- 
ready showing promise is Aaron Dibble '91, 
who won the 152-lb. class at the ISL Holiday 
Tournament in December. David Corbin '91 
and Saiyid Brent '94 won second-place honors 
in the eight-school tournament. 

Nordic Skiing 

The men's and women's nordic ski 
teams are hoping for snow this year — some- 
thing they saw too infrequently last year. 
Coach Jamie Larsen said he "expects big 
things" from this year's team, which has a 
"great depth of talent." On the women's side, 
the top skiers are senior captain Alexandria 
Vincent, junior Erin Elwell and sophomores 
Use Abusamra and Nellie Godfrey. Leading 
the men's team are senior captain Graeme 
Jones and junior Jed Murdoch. 


The volleyball team has six returning 
starters and four more who have moved up 
from last year's junior varsity squad. "We 
were a great defensive team last year," said 
coach Elizabeth Cahill, adding, "I am looking 
for a nice balance of both (offense and 
defense) this year." Key players include Dede 
Simons '91, Sara Wayne '94, Tara Ryan '92 
and Amy Daniels '92. 


Headmaster Peter Bragdon and Dottie 
Bragdon watch an anxious moment. 

The Archon - Winter 1991 21 



Bom to Mary Ellen and Ted Dix '67, a 
daughter, Emily; June 19, 1989; their first 

Born to Dawn and Alan Rothfeld '67, a son, 
Jeffrey; August 23, 1989; their third child. 

Born to Amy and Jon Imber '70, a son, 
David Andrew Ettenger; November 21, 1990. 

Born to Kathy and David Metcalf '73, a 
daughter, Diane Elizabeth; September 1, 
1990; their third child. 

Born to Robert and Lisa Vaughter Strand- 
berg '75, a daughter, Meredith Leigh; 
November 11, 1990; their second child. 

Born to Leigh and Tim Richards '77, a son, 
Sam Baker; seven pounds, eleven ounces; 
June 26, 1990; their first child. 

Born to Lin Lin and Jeff Williams '79, a son, 
Tripp; June 2, 1990; their first child. 

Carl and Caroline Sterge Cluek '80, a 
daughter, Jessica Barrs; May 21, 1990. 

Born to Diane and Jim Gardner '80, a 

daughter, Lindsay Ann; November 7, 1990; 
their second child. 

Born to Suellen and Marshall Rowe '82, a 

daughter, Anne-Marie Carolyn, nine pounds, 
eleven ounces; December 4, 1990; their first 
child. Grandparents are GDA English master 
Wally and Carol Rowe; their first grandchild. 

Born to Diane and Mark Miller '82, a daugh- 
ter, Shelby Anne; eight pounds; December 7, 
1990; their first child. Grandparents are GDA 
science master Douglas and Meg Miller; their 
first grandchild. 


Ted Stitt '42 and Hugnette Coutu, November 
10, 1990. 

Bill Atwell '50 and Gena Toler, December 
23, 1990. 

Jim Deveney '60 and Sharon Dibari, Decem- 
ber 22, 1990. 

Robert Mann '63 and Mary Kaltenback, 
Octobe 20, 1990. 

Pamela Jo McElroy '74 and Stephen B. 
Toner, November 1990. 

Carol Cornwall '77 and Rose Thompson, 
March 10, 1990. 

Anne Sperry '83 and Peter L. Vajda, October 
13, 1990. 

Michael Leary '84 and Lori Brown, Novem- 
ber 10, 1990. 

Katrina Russo '85 and Stephen Ramsey, 
August 18, 1990. 

Engagement announced: David Miller '87 
and Jill Marie Packard '88. 


Roger Sherman, class of 1923, died Septem- 
ber 28, 1990 at his home. He was 85. Born 
in Lawrence, MA, he lived in Saco, ME 43 
years. While at GDA, he was vice president of 
the senior class and captain of the football 
team. He also was a member of the basket- 
ball and track teams, editor of the yearbook 
and recipient of the Dalton Hamour Prize. 
He spent a post-graduate year at Brown & 
Nichols School before entering Norwich 
University, from which he was graduated in 
1928. He was employed by John P. Squier 
Co. for 17 years and Cambridge Rubber Co. 
for two years before becoming industrial rela- 
tions manager for Saco-Lowell Shops in 1947. 
He retired from Maremont Corp. in 1970. He 
spent nine years on the Maine State Board of 
Arbitration and Conciliation and three years 
on the Maine State Mediation Board. He also 
was a past president and 25-year board mem- 
ber of Webber Hospital in his home of Saco, 
ME, and trustee of Thornton Academy and of 
the City of Saco Trust Funds. He is survived 
by his wife, Margaret Sawyer Sherman of 
Saco; two daughters, Sally Higgins of Bing- 
ham, ME and and Alma Libby of South Port- 
land, ME; a son, David Sherman of Cape 
Elizabeth, ME; an adopted son, Roger 
Meserve of Adel, Iowa; eight grandchildren 
and four great-grandchildren. 

William P. Arnold, Jr., class of 1926, died 
December 4, 1990 of double pneumonia. He 
was 81. He had been a vice president of 
Insurance Company of North America and 
had lived in Sun City, AZ since his retirement 
19 years ago. He is survived by his wife, 
Elizabeth Arnold; a daughter, Sara Arnold 
DuBosq; and a son, William P. Arnold III. 

Richard G. Crosby, class of 1928, died Sep- 
tember 14, 1990 after a long illness. He was 
81. Born in Norwood, he retired to Brewster 
in 1970. He is survived by his wife, Lorraine 
Holmes Crosby; three sons, Richard, Jr. of 
Maine and Stuart and Russell of Brewster; a 
daughter, Margery E. Babcock of Lutherville, 
MD; and four grandchildren. 

Calvin P. Eldred, III, class of 1933, of Tal- 
ladega, AL, died September 27, 1990. A re- 
cipient of the Morse Flag, he also was pres- 
ident of his senior class, captain of the golf 
team and a member of the hockey team, 
orchestra, glee club, commencement commit- 
tee and spring dance committee. His father 
researched and wrote a history of Fort Dum- 
mer in Vermont, and provided the Academy 
with documentation of the Dummer family 
coat of arms which today is used as the GDA 
seal. A Boston native, he was graduated from 
Dartmouth College in 1937 and served the 
U.S. military in World War II. He lived in Tal- 
ladega since 1954, serving from 1958-74 as 
manager of Bemis Company. Mr. Eldred was 
active in civic affairs in Talladega, as chair- 
man of both the Citizens Hospital Board of 
Directors and the Talladega Planning Board, 

a past director and vice president of the Tal- 
ladega Federal Savings and Loan and trustee 
of Talladega College and the Alabama Asso- 
ciation of Independent Colleges. He was a 
member of the Greater Talladega Area Cham- 
ber of Commerce, the Caravan Class at First 
Presbyterian Church and a director of the 
Landmarks of Talladega Foundation, as well 
as past president and former director of the 
Talladega Kiwanis Club. In addition, he was 
director of the Alabama Textile Manufacturing 
Association, past director of the American 
Textile Manufacturing Institute and past pres- 
ident of the United Way of North Talladega 
County. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor 
F. Eldred of Talladega; a daughter, Eleanor E. 
Hall of Birmingham, AL; a son, Calvin P. 
Eldred IV of Greensboro, N.C.; and four 

Francis M. Pierce, class of 1938, father of 
Thomas N. Pierce '69, brother of Benjamin 
Pierce '39 and uncle of James M. Pierce '72, 
died August 31 in a Portland, ME, hospital. 
He was 70. Born in Houlton, ME, he attened 
Portland schools before GDA. While at the 
Academy, he was a member of the football, 
wrestling and baseball teams, as well as the 
Archon board and Commencement Commit- 
tee. He was graduated from Bowdoin College 
in 1942 and later the Stonier School of Bank- 
ing. He was the former chairman and chief 
executive officer of the Depositor's Bank of 
Aroostook. At the time of his death, he was 
president and chief executive officer of the 
Almon H. Fogg Co. He was a long-time trus- 
tee of Ricker College and its endowment 
funds, a member of the board of directors of 
the Houlton Regional Development Corp., a 
member of the Houlton Regional Health 
Services Foundation and the Houlton Com- 
munity Golf Club, the Houlton Rotary Club, 
the Elks Lodge and the Bowdoin Alumni 
Council. In addition to his son, brother and 
nephew, he is survived by his wife, Barbara 
Ludwig Pierce of Houlton; another son, 
Andrew of Shaker Heights, OH; a daughter, 
Kendall P. Lord of Yarmouth; two other 
brothers, Leonard A. of Carmel and Jotham D. 
of Portland, ME; three sisters, Jane P. Kit- 
tredge, Alice Mary Pierce and Lucia P. Smith, 
all of Portland; and four grandchildren. 

H. Cholmondeley "Bill" Thornton, Jr., class 
of 1939, died September 22, 1990 in Kimball 
Farms Nursing Home. He was 70. Originally 
from Framingham, he lived in Lenox at the 
time of his death. He was self-employed as a 
furniture repairer and restorer at the Powder 
House Shop in Lenox. 

John M. Benting, Jr. class of 1940, died 
November 19, 1990, after a short illness. He 
leaves his wife,, Barbara Benting; four 
children; 12 grandchildren; and a great- 

Thurber E. Holt, Jr., class of 1941, died in 
January, 1990 of a cerebral hemorrhage. A 
pilot in the service, he later owned a crop- 

22 The Archon - Winter 1991 

spraying business in Brunswick, ME. He 
leaves his wife, Ardis Holt, and two daughters, 
Jane and Lisa Holt. 

Freeman J. Condon, class of 1947, died in 
October 1990 in Boston's Brigham & Wom- 
en's Hospital. He was 61. Born in Newbury- 
port, he was a member of the football and 
track teams and the Spring Dance Committee 
while at GDA. He later was graduated from 
the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester. In 
1989, he retired from the General Electric Co. 
in Lynn, where he had been a quality systems 
engineer more than 25 years. He served as a 
Navy lieutenant during the Korean War. He 
was active in Newburyport civic affairs, serv- 
ing on the Redevelopment Authority and the 
public library boards. He moved to Amesbury 
eight years ago. He is survived by two daugh- 
ters, Lorna Condon of Amesbury and Dana 
Condon of Midlothian, VA; a son, Freeman J. 
Condon of Salisbury; three sisters, Paulina 
Condon of Newburyport, Catherine Conley of 
Pittsburgh, and Dorothea Chase of Littleton; 
a granddaughter and several nieces and 

Laurence Barry, Jr., class of 1948, died 
November 15, 1987 from cancer. He was 57. 
Born in Boston, he entered GDA in 1944 and 
served on the Archon board, Red Cross Com- 
mittee and National War Fund Committee. 
He was a sales representative for Rexall Drug 
and, later, Massachusetts Wholesale Drug Co. 
in Worcester. He and his family lived in New- 
bury for a total of 1 1 years, moving to New 
York State and back before ultimately moving 
to Governor's Island in Gilford, NH. He 
leaves his wife, Elizabeth, now living in Engle- 
wood, FL; four daughters, Mrs. Susan Dris- 
coll, Dorcie Baez, Sara Wylie and Barbara 
Treadwell; and a son, Laurence Barry III. 

Robin E. Lagemann, class of 1948, was re- 
ported lost at sea February 24 after rowing 
off the shore of his Cohassett home. While 
■ he made a habit of rowing every day of the 
year, he was caught on that day in a powerful 
storm. His body was not found, although his 
boat, oars and pack later were recovered. 
While at GDA, he was a member of the 
Archon and Milestone boards, a member of 
the Red Cross Committee and the baseball 
and soccer teams. 

Edward M. Guild, Jr., class of 1948, died 
June 21, 1990. He was 60. Originally from 
Brookline, he entered GDA in 1945 and was a 
member of the Archon and Milestone boards. 
He was the retired owner of a hardware store 
in Nantucket, where he had lived for 26 years. 
He is survived by a daughter, Corina Shand, 
and a granddaughter, Lee Shand. 

Peter R. Remis, class of 1952 and a trustee 
of the Academy since 1975, died November 5, 
1990 of a brain tumor at his home in Swamp- 
scott. Elected an alumni fellow in 1974, he 
also was a member of the GDA Alumni Associ- 
ation Executive Committee. A Swampscott 
native, he attended Fessenden School before 

entering Governor Dummer, where he was 
quarterback of the varsity football team, and a 
member of the track and golf teams. He also 
sang in the glee club and was business man- 
ager of The Milestone. He received his B.S. 
from the University of Pennsylvania and his 
MBA from The Wharton School. He was an 
executive with his family's leather business, 
Beggs & Cobb Corp. of Peabody, having been 
treasurer and a director since 1956. At the 
time of his death, he had been running the 
company's raw materials division, Remis 
Industries. A prominent amateur golfer, he 
had won seven championships at the Kern- 
wood Country Club of Salem and five at the 
Belmont Country Club. He was a past presi- 
dent of Kernwood Country Club, former trus- 
tee of Tower School, director of the Jewish 
Community Federation and corporator of 
Lynn Savings Bank. His parents were well- 
known philanthropists, having given the 
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium at 
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts and the Mil- 
dred Remis Chair for Oboe at the Boston 
Symphony Orchestra. He leaves his wife, 
Linda; a daughter, Elizabeth J. of Swamp- 
scott; his mother; and a brother, Robert, of 

Raleigh W. Fitzpatrick, class of 1956, died 
October 15, 1990 in Manhattan Beach, CA. 
He was 53. While at the Academy, he was 
manager of the football team and a member 
of the spring track and tennis teams as well 
as the glee club. He was graduated from 
Ohio Wesleyan University in 1960 and the 
American Institute of International Business 
in 1962. A Manhattan Beach resident for 22 
years, he was director of Katz Communica- 
tions in Los Angeles. He is survived by his 
wife, Donna; a son, Brian Fitzpatrick; and a 
daughter, Lindsay Fitzpatrick, all of Manhat- 
tan Beach. 

Robert H. Linberg, class of 1957 and former 
faculty member (1961-72), died December 8, 
1990. Raised in Portland, ME, he was a mem- 
ber of the Student Council, the Milestone 
board and the football and baseball teams. 
He was graduated from Williams College in 
1961, and returned to GDA to teach English 
and French that year. He later became chair- 
man of the language department. As a mas- 
ter, he was advisor to The Governor also 
coached football and wrestling. He received a 
master's degree in French from Middlebury 
College in 1969. In 1974, he joined the facul- 
ty of Belmont Hill School, becoming chairman 
of that school's modern language department 
and coaching wrestling. He served as interim 
head of the upper school during 1983-84. He 
leaves his wife, Lee Linberg of Woburn; three 
sons, Steven Linberg, a student at Hampshire 
College, Andrew, a student at Boston Univer- 
sity, and Timothy, a student at Northfield/ 
Mount Hermon School; his mother, Priscilla 
Howe Linberg of Boston; a sister, Elizabeth 
Linberg Tudor of San Francisco; and a broth- 
er, Kenneth A. Linberg'65 of Goleta, CA. 

Stafford "Spike" Almey, Jr., class of 1963, 
died November 13, 1990 as a result of an 
automobile accident in Fairfax, VT. He was 
a psychiatric social worker at Vermont State 
Hospital and also had a family therapy prac- 
tice in St. Albans, VT. 

Michael Kotarski, class of 1964, died July 31, 
1990 at Brigham & Women's Hospital, Bos- 
ton, after a 13-year battle with Hodgkin's Dis- 
ease. A native of Peabody, he attended Shore 
Country Day School before coming to GDA. 
While at the Academy, he was co-MVP of the 
baseball team in his sophomore year, co- 
captain in his junior year and captain in his 
senior year. An honor roll student, he also 
was a member of the football, hockey and 
track teams and a member of the Milestone 
staff. He was graduated from the University 
of Southern California and received a mas- 
ter's degree from Boston University and a 
bachelor of science degree from Bentley Col- 
lege. He was a vice president with the Bank 
of New England for the past 15 years, and 
taught accounting courses at the New Eng- 
land Banking Institute in Boston the last four 
years. He was a member of the American 
Baseball Coaches' Association, the Massachu- 
setts and Maine Audubon societies and the 
Peabody Lodge of Elks. He is survived by his 
wife, Jane Tusinski Kotarski of Peabody; two 
sons, Michael B. and James of Peabody; a 
brother, Alexander J. of North Reading. 

Lee C. Peterson, class of 1974, died Novem- 
ber 20, 1990 in Children's Hospital, Boston, 
after undergoing heart surgery. He was 33. 
A native of Worcester, he entered GDA in 
1971 and was a three-year member of the 
varsity golf team and the art club. He was 
graduated from Ithaca College, and had been 
a television sales executive with Capital 
Cities/ABC in Boston and, earlier, Petry 
Television and McCaffrey, McCall and 
Marsteller in New York City. He leaves his 
wife, Julie Eisenberg Peterson; his parents, 
Chester E. and Corinne Lee Peterson of 
Worcester; a sister, Linda W. Peterson of 
Worcester; and his maternal grandmother, 
Gladys Platner Lee of Worcester. 

Joseph L. Coolidge, former English and 
mathematics master (1954-64), died in No- 
vember, 1990 from a heart attack and cancer. 
He was 58. A 1954 graduate of Williams Col- 
lege, he came to GDA as an English master 
and later changed to the mathematics depart- 
ment. He also was assistant varsity soccer 
coach under Buster Navins. After leaving 
GDA, he taught at Maumee Valley Country 
Day School in Toledo, OH, and became head 
of the mathematics department, head of the 
middle school and varsity soccer coach at 
Cincinnati Country Day School. He is sur- 
vived by his wife, Virginia Coolidge; and two 
daughters, Amy and Betsy Coolidge. ES 

The Archon - Winter 1991 23 

Class Notes 

Pre *30 

John English, Secretary 
P.O. Box 322, East Orleans, Ma 02643 


Howard Navins, Secretary 
Governor Dummer Academy, Byfield, MA 01922 

Three Navins Generations: 

Old Guardsman Buster Navins '31 with 
son Rusty '63 and grandson Matthew '93. 


Terry Staples, Secretary 
P.O. Box 142, Malden-on-Hudson, NY 12453 

Mrs. Hugh Barndollar writes, "Sorry to 
say Hugh is now in a nursing home with all 
sorts of chronic things wrong, however, he re- 
mains in good spirits. He isn't able to com- 
municate too well since the stroke, but I'm 
sure cards would brighten his day." The 
address of the nursing is, Hillhaven Convales- 
cent Center, Rand Boulevard, Room 304YV, 
Sarasota, FL. 34238. T Terry Staples 
writes, "This Friday, September 14, 1990, 
Helen and I leave for Seattle to be with her 
sister and husband for their 50th. We will 
continue on to Alaska for ten days, by ship up 
the inland passage, a dome rail trip from 
Anchorage to Fairbanks, then down the 
Janaina River and next a gold mine. Finally, 
we fly back to the USA without visiting Pt. 
Barrow or Prudhoe Bay." T Capt. Elwood 
P. Chase II and Clara celebrated their 50th 
the fall of '89 in Bermuda and then took off 
for Dallas for their granddaughter's wedding; 
then, back to Dallas in 1990 for the birth of 
their great granddaughter and the wedding of 
another daughter. Still traveling, they en- 
joyed a fall foliage trip through New England 
and a visit with Clara's brother in Maine. T 
Gus (A.B.) Conant and Marion spent last 
February and March in Algarve, Portugal. 
They now live in a retirement complex in 
Needham, MA. He sends his best to all his 
classmates. T Jack Cushman and Florence 
took three grandchildren to Alaska in August. 
No mention of climbing Mt. McKinley, but 
they found a golf course in Juneau. GDA 
should have Jack on their team. His twelve 
handicap would probably win many matches 
for our alma mater. 


Harry Churchill, Secretary 
107 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824 


Class Secretary Needed 


Frank Kitchell, Secretary 
1600 Seattle Tower, 1218 3rd Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 


Class Secretary Needed 


Class Secretary Needed 

West Coast Alums: 

Howard Zucker '57 shares an anecdote 
with Ted Bergmann '37 at the November 
Southern California Alumni Association 

Dana Jones sent this letter to Put Flint 
from Australia: "Dear Put, Thanks for your 
letter. I'm glad that the honey arrived all 
right. I only send it because it's different and 
perhaps a curiosity but not better. Next time 
I might try some other Down Under variety, 
but it probably wouldn't be as distinctly dif- 
ferent. ▼ Retirement for me has been good 
but has not provided as much time as I ex- 
pected for the things that I wanted to do. On 
the good side has been plenty of time to read 
the paper over a cup of coffee in the morning 
and to work in the yard or house later in the 
day if it wasn't raining. On the other side of 
it, the financial problems after the divorce 
meant buying the least expensive house I 
could find in this area along with the time- 
consuming paint and repair problems that 
might be expected with a house that had been 
rented for ten or more years. Part of my time 
is spent doing a bit of work for Amnesty Inter- 

national, People for Nuclear Disarmament, 
the Unitarian Church, and Friends of Medi- 
care. T This piece was in the For the Record 
section of The Colgate Scene aboul Joseph 
Hoague: "Fullback Hoague closed out his 
Colgate career (193840) with honorable men- 
tion All-America and All-Fast selection in his 
senior year; he was the first Colgate player to 
participate in Blue-Gray game. Hoague 
played professional football with the Pitts- 
burgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles be- 
fore launching a 34-year high school coaching 
career in Massachusetts, the last 23 years at 
Melrose High School where he won four state 
titles and five league championships. Hoague 
received Coach-of-the-Year honors from the 
National High School Athletic Coaches Asso- 
ciation in 1980 and from the Massachusetts 
State Coaches Association in 1977 and 1978. 
He is a member of each organization's Hall of 


Harold Audet, Secretary 
511 Crocker Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950 

Bill Ferris visited Alaska this summer 
and now has been in all fifty states. He is cur- 
rently remodeling his house in Auburn, CA. 
T Ed Warner has settled into the rural life of 
the High California Desert. He is traveling a 
lot and spent a month in England last sum- 
mer. On his return to Joshua Tree, he headed 
for Washington and Oregon in his R. V. He 
says that when at home he plays golf three to 
four times per week, but didn't mention his 
current handicap. T Jack Bell and Henry 
Faurot are neighbors and play golf together 
frequently. Henry expects to attend the Brit- 
ish Open next summer. T Bob Seavey has 
been leading a quiet life except for September 
15, 1990. On that day lightning hit the chim- 
ney and set his house on fire. Bob says that 
was enough excitement for many years. He 
has plans to attend our 55th reunion in 1993. 
T Harold Audet expects to be at the AT&T 
golf matches at Pebble Beach next month. 
He won't be a spectator as he will be selling 
hot dogs to raise money for the Carmel Youth 


Don Stockwell, Secretary 
8 Country Hill, Brattleboro, VT 05301 

Henry Payson writes, "Hi Don — Your 
pleading letter even gets a response from me 
because I was thinking: 45 years ago today I 
was discharged from U.S. Air Force, and since 
I won the war in the Pacific they let me out 
early. Am trying to fit into partly much retire- 
ment from insurance business. Am in every 
a.m. because I have plenty of things to do. 
All good. Keep the faith pal - Keep writing. 
T George Simson is a great communicator 
although his last letter was a month late for 
the fall issue of the Archon. But, as he says, 

24 The Archon - Winter 1991 


it gives me a head start for this issue. It was 
an interesting letter as he gave a detailed ac- 
count of his recent trip to Europe. A 22- day 
vacation to Switzerland, a journey down the 
Rhine with the final days spent visiting his 
daughter and family in Aberdeen, Scotland. 
The highlight of that visit was a treacherous 
journey carrying his own golf clubs for two 
18- hole rounds up and down over a moun- 
tain goat trail. No caddy and no "trolley" 
(pull cart)! That's not surprising as he was 
always a great physical specimen - day or 
night! Incidentally, he brings up a point that 
has always perplexed me. Where is Governor 
Dummer located? One letterhead says Byfield 
- another South Byfield. Does anyone know? 
T John Gannett is right out straight with 
projects galore. Bathroom plumbing, rebuild- 
ing a boat motor, training the dog, fixing 
leaks in his pool, mowing fields and being 
active as an officer in the Coast Guard 
auxiliary for which he recently received an 
honor for his division. VSpence Brewster 
advises the Withington and Brewster GDAers 
are all in great shape. He is still very much 
involved with raising and training horses. 
Although he didn't say as such, we wonder if 
he has to have a box to climb on to get 
aboard and does he always face forward? He 
and his wife attend a lot of horse shows and 
do well in competition. Spence was blessed 
with a nice pair of colts last spring from his 
pair of Andalusians, whatever they are. ▼ My 
plea for a reply from a long lost and sadly 
missed 39er was answered by Don Kelsey 
who resides in Sheffield, MA, where he was in 
business as an innkeeper for 20 years. After 
selling the inn in 1965, he became involved in 
advertising and real estate until finally re- 
tiring six years ago to enjoy golf and travel. 
He does make a point, however, that if things 
don't straighten out in Massachusetts he may 
have to go back to work. Don, if it's any con- 
solation you won't be alone, no matter where 
"you live. T John Klotz continues to lead the 
happy life by going to his condo in Florida for 
several days each month, as well as a visit to 
Antigua in October. The weather was great, 
except for the three days it rained. Apparently 
that didn't slow him down as he mentioned 
the fact that the drinks were free and no tip- 
ping. He sharpened his tennis game and ex- 
pressed confidence that he could beat both 
Tenney and Poole. Having learned of his 
physical prowness from previous communica- 
tions, that is not an idle threat. T Not much 
to report, says Tom Tenney, but he did say 
he went to Iceland recently for salmon fish- 
ing, although that part of the trip was not too 
successful. He's heard from Hank Payson 
and saw the Sagers playing golf in Wood- 
stock, VT this summer. Tom says he's going 
to stop by and I should just sit here and wait. 
He doesn't say for how long! T John Koslow- 
ski is looking forward to retirement one of 
these days after he sells a couple of his tennis 
facilities. He saw Jack Dyer and some of his 
retired cronies at his Winchester court recent- 

ly. I'd like to get hold of Jack one of these 
days and see if his allegiance to Harvard has 
returned. T As your secretary and a member 
of the Board of Governors, I made a trip to 
Governor Dummer recently to attend a meet- 
ing which involved the setting up of the Ad- 
missions Program of the Alumni Association. 
Basically the school needs a broader pool of 
applicants, and we, members of the Class of 
'39, can help to recommend the names of 
qualified candidates to the Admissions Office. 
This was my first trip back since the 50th and 
I found the school very much alive and well. 
Great things are happening at GDA and I urge 
any of you who have relatives, friends or asso- 
ciates who know of young people who are in- 
terested in a great secondary school to pass 
their names along to the Admissions Office 
and they will take it from there. 


Larry VanDoren, Secretary 
30 Glenside Road, South Orange, NJ 07079 

Bob Telzerow has a wary eye on the 
economy, but is still plenty busy with his ma- 
rine business — selling new and used sport 
fishing boats and running a marina. T Stan 
Whiting, reached by phone, reminisced about 
playing football again the late Bob Nutter, 
when they attended different colleges in 
Maine. Post-college, the insurance game 
scored a win with Stan over a chance to teach 
at GDA. Tough choice! T "Put out to pas- 
ture in more ways than one," says Ted 
Munro: "Have taken up a small part in a 
horse-breeding partnership down in Ken- 
tucky!" The Count keeps up his golf, too, and 
is heading for Florida when his good wife's 
knee replacement heals. T Bob Lyle has sold 
his Buffalo home, and he and Ferris will now 
live in Naples, FL, year 'round. He has re- 
signed his many northern community-service 
Boards (though he still runs a foundation by 
long-distance commute), and has lost no time 
getting involved in Habitat for Humanity in 
the southland. ▼ Larry Van Doren reports, 
"Number One son is winding up his Ph.D.. in 
Slavic languages, Number Two son is fabricat- 
ing metal perpetual-motion mobiles for air- 
ports and malls. Only Daughter is Ph.D.. in 
chemical physics, working for U.S. Air Force." 
▼ Talked with George Stobie in Pemaquid, 
ME — where, it turns out, he lives next door 
to the secretary of GDA class secretary's col- 
lege class. Follow? George has had an envi- 
able career, running hotels in Bermuda and 
other pleasant venues before touting the state 
of Maine for a living. Now retired, he gets in a 
lot of good fishing. ▼ Jim Quirk's wife, Vir- 
ginia, writes, "He is still in a health care 
center but vastly improved, and am hoping to 
move him to an apartment in an assisted liv- 
ing facility. His sense of humor remains in- 
tact, which is a boon." Daughter Pam and 
spouse have adopted a new-born from Cuzco, 
Peru, who joins their two-year-old from Korea. 
T Andy Bailey reports that he's practicing 

law avidly — lots of fun, very stimulating. 
"Joanie and I are off for Bermuda next week" 
golf and house repairs!" T Ham Bates says: 
"Sorry to miss the Navins' party at Reunion, 
but Old Guard John Witherspoon's (my broth- 
er-in-law) daughter was married in Boston 
that night. Sorry, too, I didn't make the class 
picture — I was so busy gathering the rest of 
the class, I missed it!" ▼ Legal eagle Charlie 
McDowell is working solo on personal injury 
cases, plus military law, criminal and admini- 
strative. "After thirty years as a Navy lawyer," 
he notes laconically, modestly failing to add 
that he rose to Judge Advocate General be- 
fore retiring. He and Cindy have two kids, 
two grands, and get away to the beach in 
North Carolina for a couple of months each 
year. T Budapest, Sofia, Munich and Copen- 
hagen are just a few of the ports of call for 
world skating official Ben Wright in the 
months ahead. He's also golfing, curling, and 
writing a history of the International Skating 
Union; and he frets that he won't have time 
for more activities until '92, when his official 
involvement with the blades comes to an end. 
▼ We are saddened to report that John 
Benting passed away November 19, after a 
short illness. His wife, Barbara, is bearing up 
bravely, strengthened by memories of 47 
years with a wonderful fellow and the love of 
four married children, 12 grandchildren and a 
great-grandchild. She plans to send us some 
material she has organized on John's life and 
accomplishments, and we look forward to 
sharing it. ▼ Al Lockard is chairman of the 
advisory council of his retirement community 
— as might be expected: his dedicated nature 
has elevated him to the Board of the Part- 
ridge Society at Norwich University, which 
has boosted alumni giving some 70%. (Don't 
we know a school that could use those tal- 
ents? But right now he has no available 
time.) T Bob Goodspeed's wife, Joanne, ad- 
vises that they have a 13th grandchild and, 
not content with that, have acquired a new 
dog and cat. Bob has been most successful at 
his post-retirement venture into the shearling 
business, and their four sons are winners too 
(e.g., one is editor of Electronic Learning 
magazine.) T Through doctors who testify in 
court, lawyer Lennie Zins gets frequent news 
of distinguished fellow-Californian Dr. David 
Solomon. Len's younger son, in the U.S. Air 
Force, is being dispatched to the Persian Gulf. 
I know that the prayers of all of us go with 
him. T Dana Babcock is running for fire 
commissioner in Essex, NY, according to a 
campaign flier headlined, "Who is Dana 
Babcock and Why is He Running for Fire 


50th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Richard Wyman, Secretary 
638 Magnolia Drive, Maitland, FL 32751 

The Archon - Winter 1991 25 

Class Notes 


Ted Stitt, Secretary 
3233 N.E. 34th Street Apt.714, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 

World-traveler Bob Harris writes, "I 
hope we do not have to fight the Iraqis. I'm 
afraid they will give us a real bad time." Bob 
continues to design boats, both mono and 
multi hull, and loves British Columbia. He 
plans to come East for our 1992 50th Re- 
union. T Dave Jarvis is still operating the 
Chart Room Restaurant in Cataumet on Cape 
Cod and playing a lot of tennis and golf. He, 
too, will be at our 50th reunion. T Tom 
Fenn, and his wife, Barbara, continue to live 
in beautiful Green Valley, Arizona, and have 
just returned from a month in New Zealand. 
T Dick Lawson has been retired from Pop 
Fastener Co., a division of Black & Decker, 
for 2 years. He spends winters in Ponce Inlet, 
Florida and the summer at Tenants Harbor, 
Maine. ▼ Pete Klaussen writes from Squaw 
Valley, CA where he has lived for 35 years, 
that he is "now involved in precious metal 
mining in Nevada and the California Mother 
Lode." How 'bout a sample, Pete?) T John 
Mortimer is now retired, but still does a lot of 
labor arbitration. He continues to live in 
Stamford, CT, and travels a lot — trying to 
keep up with his six grandchildren. T Stu 
Pomery is hard at work preparing an exten- 
sive reunion book for the Class of 1946 at 
Amherst College. T Your Secretary is pleased 
and most happy to announce his marriage, as 
of January 7th, 1991, to Hugnette Coutu. We 
will continue to live in Fort Lauderdale. 


Class Secretary Needed 

Warren Court is a 10-year resident of 
North Andover, MA, and sales manager for al- 
most 10 years at G & L Enterprises, the 
area's best advertising speciality firm, in Hav- 
erhill, MA. He has enjoyed reuniting with 
GDA and helping with the Allies Golf Classic, 


Ben Pearson, Secretary 
7 West Street, Byfield, MA 01922 

Al Sikes writes, "Snuffy - My middle 
daughter gave me my first grandson in Cor- 
pus Christy, TX 4 weeks ago. Retirement is 
super. My handicap is coming down. Nice pic- 
ture of you in last Archon. Take care." T 
Sam Waugh writes, "I'm still married to the 
same lady - Sally Allen from Salem MA. We 
have five children, all married and all em- 
ployed. Son, Fred is now President of my 
company, Pequot Travel. I am retired but do 
take groups from time to time. See you at 
our 50th." ▼ Al Wyer writes, "I'm retired. 
Having a good time is my new job. Skiing 
last year three days a week. England and 

Scotland last May. Wolfeboro, NH last sum- 
mer and a three-week trip to Florida and Dis- 
ney World in the fall. What shall we do 
next?" T Alex Sisson writes, "Hi Ben! Great 
to see you are hanging in and keeping '44 to- 
gether. Thanks. I have retired from Unocal as 
a Senior Geologist and decided to remain in 
Alaska full time even if the winters are awful - 
dark and cold. In the past, spent in warm Asia 
and South Pacific. Doing some geological con- 
sulting plus skiing and then kayaking in the 
summertime in Prince William Sound. Ex- 
xon's menace." T Dennis Andersen writes, 
"Tell classmates I have spare bedrooms and 
live one hour from Disney World and Epcot. 
Would like to entertain classmates for short 
visit - still working as insurance agent - no 
intent to retire." 


Dick Cousins, Secretary 
71 Federal Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 

Warren Furth reports that after reun- 
ion he took a trip to Montreal and Quebec 
City. Now back in Geneva, he is still a consul- 
tant to the World Health Organization. After 
resisting progress, he has succumbed to the 
computer age and bought a P.C. ▼ I saw Bill 
Barrell briefly. His wife and mother have not 
been well, and this prevented his attending 
the reunion. However, he sends us all his 
greetings. T I am sorry not to have more 
items to report in this issue. Let me hear from 
you and there will be a longer column next 


45th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

George Duffy, Secretary 
Claybrook Belfast Road, Camden, ME 04843 

This time around brevity will indeed be 
the soul of wit. The reason: a very thin re- 
sponse from '46ers to my most recent request 
for news. T On the bright side, I did hear 
from Doug Miller concerning his horrific 
bout with sinus cancer. He writes: "I've been 
taken down and put together again in a 14- 
hour procedure. I shall survive to see you all 
in June." I also understand that Doug is back 
in the classroom, carrying on in his customary 
exemplary fashion. He's a gamer, for sure. 
Doug's card also indicated that Dave Flavin 
will be with us for the Big 45th Reunion next 
June 14-16. T The other correspondent was 
Bob Hadley, who writes from Perrysburg, 
Ohio, where he is the new Congregational 
minister. He describes himself as "a trans- 
planted New Englander in the more-or-less 
flatlands. And I like it a lot. Much of our work 
is with the homeless and with the AIDS Task 
Force of neighboring (depressed) Toledo." 
But you're close to Detroit, Bob, and there's 
always the World Champion Pistons, the Red 
Wings, and the resurgent Tigers — who play 

in one of the best ball parks in baseball. Bob 
sends "Best to all!" T As for me I wish you 
all a joyous holiday season, and I hope you'll 
make at least three GDA-related resolutions 
for 1991: (1) send me more news, no matter 
how trivial it might be; (2) contribute to the 
Annual Fund — GDA has never been stronger, 
but the school continues to need all the sup- 
port we can give her; (3) mark June 14-16 on 
your calendar and plan to be with us for three 
great days. I'm working on a softball chal- 
lenge to the classes on either side of us. I'm 
pretty sure I can lure great friends and 
speedy centerfielder, Jack Deering, and the 
grand backstop and fellow Worcesterite, Sam 
Gwynne, from '47. Keith Johnson and Bots 
Young are just two '45ers who come to mind. 
I'd welcome positive thoughts and plans from 
anyone in either of those two classes regard- 
ing the event, which would probably happen 
after lunch on Saturday, June 15. Hope to 
hear from you soon! 


Dan Hall, Secretary 
20 Hillcrest Road, Reading, MA 01867 

Josiah Welch was elected the new 
chairman of the board of Anna Jaques Hos- 
pital on December 7, 1990. He was chosen at 
the annual meeting of Seacoast Regional 
Health Systems Inc., the parent company of 
the hospital. T Received an excellent inclu- 
sive letter from Norm Brown of Cape Eliza- 
beth, ME: "I find it difficult to realize that our 
entire class is becoming eligible for Social Se- 
curity within the next twelve months or so! I 
applied last week, which brought to mind the 
adages about "time and tide" and "smelling 
the flowers." I have been retired for several 
years now. Although outdoor winter sports 
are no longer a favorite pastime, I look for- 
ward to spring each year and the opening of 
my summer cottage at the lake. I take my 
pontoon boat out about every day to do some 
fishing, or just to enjoy a casual cruise with 
my wife and friends. Of course, summer is our 
busiest time, with children and grandchildren 
coming to swim and barbecue. Last summer, 
my 14-year-old granddaughter came from her 
home in Oxford, England for a month, so this 
was a great time to have my daughter, Kim, 
fly in from Hilo, Hawaii with her brand new 
daughter, Isabelle Deora-Kai Bonney. As kids, 
neither of our daughters cared much for boat- 
ing, whether on a lake or off the Maine coast. 
Now Kim's husband.Paul, is a first officer 
with the American Hawaii Cruise Line, and 
daughter Sandy, along with her husband, 
Marc, are captain and head stewardess on a 
120' private yacht, cruising the Caribbean this 
winter, then off to Alaska in the spring. This 
will be their eighth year in the business. Our 
sons and their daughters, aged two, five, and 
seven, live nearby so we see them quite fre- 
quently. Jay is doing what he enjoys most, 
carpentry and remodeling, and Bud travels 
throughout New England and New York as a 

26 The Archon - Winter 1991 

factory rep for Arena swimwear." T From 
Virginia Beach Bill Cristman writes that he 
retired in July from Pratt and Lambert as the 
Mid-Atlantic District Sales Manager, after 
spending 35 years in the paint business. He 
and his wife, Bea, will continue to live in Vir- 
ginia Beach while Bill works part time as a 
pastoral lay assistant at Hope Lutheran 
Church. They are planning trips about every 
three months to Florida. Future events in- 
clude their 40th wedding anniversary in April 
of '91 and our 45th Class reunion at GDA in 
June '92. ▼ Home Ambrose, living in a high- 
rise (22nd floor) overlooking the Blue Ridge 
Mts. in Northern Virginia, views impressive 
sunsets from his balcony. He reports his five 
children and three grandchildren are well and 
that his youngest son, "after five high 
schools," finally graduated. T Bill Philbrick, 
a frequent contributor, writes that he is still 
working at Kyes Phillbrick Insurance and 
Real Estate in Skowhegan. He has four grand- 
children and looking for more! T My good 
friend, Jack Deering, an investor in Portland, 
says he would like to sell his Falmouth home, 
but "that may prove difficult." With the econ- 
omy what it is, Jack reckons tennis and skiing 
are immediate priorities. T Dave Wilcox is 
still involved with the practice of medicine on 
a full-time basis and has no retirement plans. 
He recently bought a vacation house in Oster- 
ville on Cape Cod, which makes it convenient 
to his Boston-based children and grandchil- 
dren (four). T Your Class Secretary was able 
to manage the wedding of his oldest daughter 
this summer. My second daughter is still at 
the University of Montana in a physics doctor- 
al program (non-linear optics). One of my sons 
is an automobile mechanic with an Accura 
dealership in Boston, while the other is a 
freshman at Hobart College. This summer I 
will be one of the delegation leaders for a 
three-week student trip to the Soviet Union as 
part of the Eisenhower "People to People 
Program" out of Spokane, WA. We will visit 
Moscow, Kiev, and Lenningrad, plus some 
rural areas. The expectation includes staying 
in Soviet homes for part of the trip and work- 
ing on a collective far (or what they have be- 
come). T I regret to inform the class that 
Freeman Condon passed away this past 

Workshop session: 

Gordon Price '49 confers with George 
McGregor '51 and Steve French 76 at a 
Class Agent workshop. 


Pete Houston, Secretary 
10 Cross Street, Amherst, MA 03031 


Manson Hall, Secretary 
49 Elm Street, Wellesley, MA 02181 


Dan Emerson, Secretary 
19 Doncaster Circle, Lynnfield, MA 01940 

At the Art Show: 

Angela Ives '93 enjoys the Parents Week- 
end art exhibit with her mother, Monika 
(Mrs. John Ives '50). 

John Ives writes, "Still in Middle East 
consulting. Regular reporting from my daugh- 
ter, Angela '93, has updated me on develop- 
ments at GDA. Seems to be a pretty live-wire 
institution!" ▼ Bob Dickerman writes, "My 
athletic directorship at P.C.D. will be severely 
challenged next September when we finally 
take on girls. I think I'll be able to manage if 
one of them plays short." T Jack Little 
writes, "Great trip to Reunion on motorcycle - 
wonderful seeing everyone after so many 
years. Loving retirement! Working hard on 
lowering handicap. Come visit! Still haven't 
heard if '50 tennis team was only undefeated 
team in GDA history." ▼ Bob Comey writes, 
"Thoroughly enjoyed the reunion! After a 
vacation in New Hampshire in August, we 
went back to North Carolina a few months 
later and bought an acre outside of Chapel 
Hill and hope to build and retire there in a 
few years." T Dave Esty writes, "Hiya Dan! 
'Twas a wonderful treat seeing you all in the 
spring, but I feel badly I couldn't be there 
Friday night to see even more old(er) pals. 
Getting in shape for another winter ski- 
patrolling in Vermont having just put my 
boardsails away this morning!! Keep up your 
splendid work, Dan!" 

Annual Funders: 

Annual Fund chairman Tim Greene 50 
with Parents Fund co-chair Ron Maheu P'92 
'94 and agent extraordinaire Put Flint '37. 


40th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Bud Reith, Secretary 
26Fenno Drive, Rowley, MA 01969 


Rev. Frank Huntress, Secretary 
St Martin's, 136 Rivet Street, New Bedford, MA 02744 


Bill Pinkham, Secretary 
P.O. Box 369, Glenmore, PA 19343 

Responses to the Class of '53 Census 
are pouring in, and I'm dismayed to find that 
most of the respondents have no vices and 
still have all their hair... T Bill King writes, 
"My second grandson was born on 8/9/90. 
Yikes!" Congratulations, Bill! T According to 
Charlie Palmer, "All is well with the Palm- 
ers." One daughter at Middlebury, and one 
graduated in '89. Charlie says he sees a few of 
the boys from time to time. T George Cowles 
writes that he is "Happily married (to the 
same woman) for 28 years." Has lived in 
Briarcliffe Manor, NY for 22 years and 
worked for Bankers Trust Company (NYC) for 
30 years. George is currently Sr. V.P. working 
in employee benefits — providing services to 
corporate pension funds. George had a heart 
attack 12/88 and says, "as a result, I am 
probably healthier now than ever before!" 
George has 3 daughters. One 27-year-old at 
Harvard Grad School of Design, on her way to 
becoming an architect; plus a 25-year-old and 
a 22-year-old skiing in Keystone, CO (Ski pa- 
trol and ski instructor, respectively) - "qual- 
ified teachers who will presumably teach one 
day." T Phil Smith is with Prudential Bache, 
involved with congressional relations. Sounds 
like serious stuff.) Says he stopped smoking 
when Murphy caught him on the Hockey Bus. 
He's trying the guitar again. Wonder if he still 
remembers all the verses to The Fox or The 
Farmer From Fife. Phil suggests we have a 
Class of '53 event and thinks that George 

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Class Notes 

Cowles would help out. Sounds like a great 
idea. Thanks for volunteering, George. ▼ 
The long-lost Parker Field turned up in Ann 
Arbor, Ml, where he and his wife Andy recent- 
ly moved into temporary quarters while they 
are having a house built. (Moves #14 & 15 
for Parker and Andy.) Parker took early re- 
tirement from Dana Corp in '85 to go to work 
for AMCAST Industrial as V.P. marketing, 
corp officer, etc. He's still with AMCAST, 
working out of their Detroit office. Parker's 
favorite song must be "On the Road Again." 
▼ The mileage award for responding to our 
census goes to Yasushi Iwai, who is Senior 
Managing Director of ORIX Corporation in 
Tokyo. He says that any person visiting Japan 
must call his office. The telephone number is 
03435-6320. Wish I had known that when I 
was on a study mission in Japan last year. ▼ 
Joe Hill writes that his #1 son is fluent with 
Mandarin Chinese and living in Taiwan. If 
anyone needs help there, let Joe know. #2 
son graduates from Penn ("we hope") in June 
with a B.A. in economics. His daughter starts 
college in '91. It never seems to end, does it? 
T Jack Clifford reports that the clever 
people disappear from Palm Beach in the 
summer. "You can shoot a cannon down 
Worth Avenue." He suffered through 135 
days of temperatures in the 90s and was glad 
to see the glorious fall weather (and custom- 
ers) return. He says that the new D'Cota De- 
sign Center in Dania is quite a place, and the 
new Chest Collection is doing quite well. 
"Just staying in business in these times seems 
to be a mark of distinction." Jack still hasn't 
stopped moving, but should be settled after 
the first of the year. (He must be related to 
Parker.) He rented a place in Palm Beach for 
a year to "look around" and recently bought 
a villa and pool in Point Manalapan (about 9 
miles south of Palm Beach) on an island in 
the Intracoastal Waterway. His new address 
will be: 2 Little Pond Road, Pt. Manalapan, 
FL 33462. Jack says, "It's a beautiful spot, 
very reminiscent of a rubber plantation in 
Indonesia. As always, I'll be on the fringe of 
civilization. They're opening a new Ritz Carl- 
ton Hotel less than a mile away and giving all 
300 plus residents of Manalapan member- 
ships in the beach club...since they stole our 
beach." Phil, maybe you could convince 
George to organize a class event at Jack's 
villa. Jack closed by saying, "One of these 
days I'll have to get up to South Byfield for a 
reunion, but the prospect of seeing a bunch 
of old wrecks is too traumatic." He must be 
referring to someone we don't know. Thanks 
to all for the news. Keep those cards and 
letters coming. 


Michael Smith, Secretary 
1315Merrie Ridge Road, McLean, VA 22101 


George Gardner, Secretary 
53 Woodbury Lane, Acton, MA 01720 


Winnie and Alan Keith 55 with their 
daughter Coral '93 during Parents Weekend 


35th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Jim Dean, Secretary 
13 Circuit Road, South Berwick, ME 03908 

Rey Moulton writes, "Alive and well, 
finally, in Marblehead. Phyllis and I spent two 
weeks in Alaska — down the inland waterway 
last June. Terrific. Went to 30th Colby re- 
union. We are getting old! See you all at our 
35th." T Pete Renkert writes, "I guess my 
big news is I recently purchased the Bead 
Tackle Company. I had previously run the 
company for the conglomerate that owned it. 
Needless to say, I'm still fishing and raising 
trout at my home in Newtown, CT." T Dick 
Ananian has recently been appointed Direc- 
tor of Guidance at Manchester Jr.- Sr. High 
School. T Gordon Martin married his wife, 
Marilyn, on August 8th. He was hospitalized 
on March 28, 1989 until June 7, 1989 for 71 
days in Hartford Hospital (5 weeks of ther- 
apy). The cause of his illness and the prog- 
nosis is unknown. "Lost my equilibrium, lost 
control of speech, swallowing, control of arm, 
hip, and leg movements. In March of 1989, 
first acted like newborn. No control. Now I 
am stronger but tire quickly an am slow with 
every movement (talking or walking). I must 
concentrate. Permanently disabled and am on 
VA Disability Pension." ▼ Joe MacLeod 
writes, "Dear Jim, I'd be willing to help with 
the reunion. Give me a call or drop a line. 
Hope you are well. I'll drop by BA on the 
chance you are free for 10 minutes to say 
'Hi.'" T Tony Hawthorne is practicing law 
with Cooper, White & Cooper in a San Fran- 
cisco based law firm. "My wife is an independ- 
ent college admissions counselor in Berkeley, 
and occasionally runs into to Chuck Duncan. 
Our two children were together at Yale last 
year. Amy (Class of 1990) is living and work- 
ing in New York City now. Christopher (Class 
of 1993) is a sophomore at Yale." ▼ Bob 
Conklin writes, "A couple of years ago I 

retired from law practice and went into book 
publishing — horticulture, plant sciences, 
music, and history. A most rejuvenating 
change for me; I'm much happier now! Older 
daughter just out of Middlebury and on a 
Watson Fellowship in Scotland. Younger 
daughter is a freshman at Smith." 


Lyman Cousens, Secretary 
11 Penwood, 09, Penacook, NH 03303 

Hardy Bedford writes he is the proud 
owner of a large marina in Grand Haven, 
Michigan. Hardy survived Colgate for four 
years (somewhat of a rarity for our class) and 
is married (Sharon) with three kids. ▼ John 
Keller (Dr., if you please) is a radiologist liv- 
ing and practicing in Ft. Lauderdale. He and 
Janet celebrated their 25th wedding anniver- 
sary in Alaska. John, Jr. is getting his MSW 
while selling real estate. T Geoff Fitts is run- 
ning the family insurance business in Fram- 
ingham. While the pressures of work have 
thinned his hair considerably, Geoff plays a 
very competitive round of golf. He certainly 
reduced my bank account a couple of years 
ago. Kids attending New England College 
and Plymouth State. T After practicing law 
for 20 years, Wally Herrick saw the light. He 
is now a computer programmer at Cal-Berk- 
eley in the Space Sciences Lab, working with 
experiments in space. Happiness is being an 
ex-lawyer (or an ex-banker). T Hank Laurelli 
lives in Providence and is a neurosurgeon. 
Hank says business is excellent, which, at 
least, is good news for him. Daughter Alex- 
andria is a freshman at William Smith while 
Peter is at Deerfield. T Spoke with Peter 
Stanley in June at the phonathon. Not 
enough space here but I will elaborate in my 
next class letter. Pete graduated from Harvard 
and is now a vice-president of an investment 
firm in Richmond, Virginia. Peter, as you 
might suspect, has done it all, and his young- 
sters are "chips off the old block." ▼ Wink 
Pescosolido is in the agri-business in Califor- 
nia, farming over 5000 acres of citrus. Wink 
is an active Boy Scout leader with three Na- 
tional Jamborees and a World Jamboree to his 
credit. Laurel, Harvard '89, Chris, Harvard 
'91, and Heather, Redlands '93 carry on the 
"Pesky" traditions. ▼ Speaking of children, 
Tom Parker deserves an award of some kind; 
Andrew, age 21, B.U. '91; Elizabeth, age 18, 
Hebron '91 and Casey, age 14 months, GDA 
'97. Yes, GDA '97. T Frank Gleason is back 
from Australia and is chairing the Life Sci- 
ence Department at Santa Rosa Junior Col- 
lege. Frank has two boys, one age 15 in 
Australia and one age 14 in California. Yes, 
Australia and California. T Chuck Schroedel 
writes he graduated from Florida and worked 
for IBM for 25 years and recently took early 
retirement. Chuck was a practice goaltender 
for the Rangers from 1969-1979 and com- 
peted on the Winston Cup circuit (auto rac- 

28 The Archon - Winter 1991 

ing) up until 1987. He lives in Bedford, NY. 
T Charlie "King" Tutt is now back in Colo- 
rado after a brief sojourn in California. He is 
CFO of the Graham Group, a mini-conglomer- 
ate of media related firms. T And finally, Ned 
Stone informs us he is still working with the 
Navy on infrared electro-optics. Ned has a 
new bride and is considering a new career in 
teaching after the Navy. And he still has his 
tie clasp, too, from an undefeated wrestling 


Ralph Ardiff, New Class Secretary 
P.O. Box 59, Danvers, MA 01923 


Rick Friend, Secretary 
50 Dorset Road, Waban, MA 02168 


Alumni Association president John 
Mercer '64 with past president Peter Sherin 
'59 at the Boston Reception. 

-_J 60 ' 

John Elwell, Secretary 
266 High Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 

After hearing all the news from our '60 
classmates, I feel like a Hollywood gossip col- 
umnist. T Jeff Nichols reports that he and 
Joannie are celebrating their 30th wedding 
anniversary next July, all three of their chil- 
dren are well adjusted, two of them are al- 
ready graduated from college and the young- 
est, Parker, is 32.5% paid for. Also, Parker 
was named to U.S. Equestrian Team and com- 
peted in the North American Rider Champion- 
ship in Chicago this past August. Geoff is still 
involved in the Woodstock (VT) Properties, a 
real estate business. Sounds like the Nichols 
family is doing something right! T Bob 
Rimer is still building house in the Stuart, 
FL, area and recently passed the Coast Guard 
test to become a licensed captain. He informs 
me that he wants to be addressed as Captain 
Bob. (1 thought it was Kangaroo.) T Will 
Nalchajian is working with the Howard Bank 
in Burlington, VT. His son David is a senior at 
Burlington High School, while his daughter is 
a senior engineer major at Princeton. Will has 
been very involved in fundraising for the la- 
crosse and hockey teams at Burlington High 
School. Way to go Will. ..principals love par- 

ents like you! T Jon Slater teaches English 
(I better not make any mistakes here) at New 
Hartford (NY) High School where he also 
advises the Debate Team and the Model U.N. 
Club. In his spare time John skates, bikes, 
skis, and participates in triathlon events. ▼ 
Mai Flint is in charge of all engineering oper- 
ations with Sun Oil in Philadelphia. Mai's old- 
est daughter is attending Hamilton College, 
son Jeff is attending Bowdoin, while his 
youngest daughter, Heather, is at Davidson 
College. (I will take Geoff Nichols' college 
bills.) Mai claims to have a 36-inch waist and 
occasionally plays some tennis. ▼ Greg 
Meyer writes from Pompano Beach, Florida 
that he is taking classes at Broward Commu- 
nity College so he can enter Life Chiropractic 
College. He reports that he has lost 90 
pounds and shooting for 230. He wants his 
classmates to know, "You can do anything 
you want if you just try. You have to be en- 
thusiastic about yourself!" Way to go, Greg! 
T Larry Martin is a professor of English 
(Boy, now my writing is in trouble...Slater and 
Martin) at Hampden-Sydney College in Vir- 
ginia. In July, Larry presented a scholarly 
paper at the Hemingway International 
Biennial at the Kennedy Library in Boston. 
Larry notes that the conference drew 300 
scholars from around the world. T Carl 
Youngman, after 20 years in the pet busi- 
ness, has sold Docktor Pet Centers. (I can't 
resist wondering is the business went to the 
dogs.) Carl was quoted along with a picture in 
the February 12, 1990 issue of Fortune maga- 
zine in an article about franchinsing. Carl is 
now part of the national and New England 
trend.. .out of work and available. Anyone out 
there need someone experienced in pets? T 
Bill Vose reports that the Vose Galleries in 
Boston is doing well and invites all classmates 
to stop by the Gallery. He even has a D. Jer- 
ome Elwell (a great-great-uncle) painting, en- 
titled "View Taken on Charles River." What a 
great Christmas gift for your new class sec- 
retary! T Brad Conant is working as a credit 
manager for 3 companies. His oldest daughter 
is a freshman at U.R.I., his second daughter is 
a sophomore at Wayland (MA) High School, 
while his youngest daughter attends Wayland 
Junior High School. ▼ Having given up on 
the Eastern Airlines strike, Walcott Hamilton 
is back flying for Eastern and is looking for- 
ward to a good Christmas. ▼ Jim Deveney 
(hold on to your seats folks) is getting "mar- 
ried for the 1st time" on December 22. Con- 
gratulations to Sharon and Jim. May your 
marriage, Jim, be as long and good as your 
golf game? Hey...this has been fun. Keep 
those notes rolling in! And, until next time, 
my time is up and I thank you for yours. 


30th Class Reunion 
June 14, IS, 16 

John Carroll, Secretary 
P.O. Box 305, Campbell Meadow Rd., Norwich, VT 05055 

This is an excerpt from an article in the 
New York Times on September 23, 1990: 
"One recent morning, Richard W. Fisher, the 
managing partner of Fisher Capital Manage- 
ment, was at his regular table with First Son 
George W. Bush, who is part-owner of the 
Texas Rangers baseball club. Thomas M. 
Mercer, Jr. stopped by Fisher's table on the 
way out to say hello. Mercer, an executive 
vice president at First Gibraltar Bank, is a 
banker for the Robert M. Bass Group and for 
the financier Richard E. Rainwater, among 

'62 ^^^^ 

Thomas Tobey, Secretary 
59 West Portola Avenue, Los Altos, CA 94022 

Thomas Tobey writes, "As I sit down 
to write out this edition of the Class of 1962 
notes, I am at a loss because as yet I have 
received no responses from the inquiry letter 
of a month ago. It is getting to that time of 
year when many things are put on the back 
burner in the name of the "holidays." There- 
fore, I would like to share a few memories. ▼ 
As I left the Boston area after the 25th re- 
union I spent a couple of hours with Colin 
Studds. I had missed Colin on the first day of 
the reunion. It was great to see someone 
again with whom I had spent so much time 
during my Governor Dummer years. In antici- 
pation of our rendezvous that day, I thought 
back to how important Colin's family had 
been to me as a boarding student. I lived in 
New Jersey, which was not close enough to 
"go home for the weekend" during those 
cherished weekends off. Having lived on the 
West Coast for more than 20 years, I have 
lost touch with many of my GDA family. How- 
ever, I was not surprised at the ease and 
familiarity that still existed between Colin and 
me. We are certain that many of you see 
classmates on an occasional basis. Burke and 
I would love to have you share a story, an 
incident that was the product of one of these 
meetings. What's happened to your good 
friends of Byfield Days since you jumped over 
the headmaster's garden wall en route to 
turning in your caps and gowns? ▼ I wonder 
who Ed Eleven is working with now. I was 
always envious of you, Ed, when I heard you 
were managing Paul Revere and the Raiders 
and after that Dionne Warwick. Is life still as 
exciting? T How large was the last bridge 
you built, John Davagian? ▼ Peter B., 
please share your latest archaeological ad- 
venture with us. ▼ Was anyone watching in 
the recent election that our own Frank Bond 
ran for Governor of New Mexico? Frank, we 
were pushing for you. T Who is Howard 
Durfee wrestling now? Probably some high- 
level corporate types! ▼ We are trying to get 
a Northern California alum group going out 
here. Very consistent attendees at the annual 
cocktail party are Mark Johnson and W. Tay 
Vaughan. Tay and his wife have become first- 
time parents in the last couple of years. ▼ I 

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Class Notes 

was sitting at my own dining room table a few 
weeks ago when a guest was talking about a 
golf match he had played when at Alfred Uni- 
versity. He referred to an opponent who was 
an incredible player with a rather unusual 
name. I took a long shot and guessed, "I'll bet 
it was Pebble Rock." Sure enough, it was. I 
last saw Al, as he is now known now, at his 
home in Colorado Springs. He was resuming 
golf as an avocation after a hiatus. T I better 
stop the reminiscences for now. I am sure you 
wonder, as do we, where in the world are the 
likes of Warren Steele, Charlie Pyne, Rich 
Knight, Tim McNally or Peter Buck? How 
about Pete Flaherty, Paul Johnson, Glen 
Coffman or Mac Donaldson? Has anyone 
ever heard from Peter Entwistle? T Peter 
Machinist, an Associate Professor at the Uni- 
versity of Michigan in Biblical and Ancient 
Studies, was appointed to Harvard in January, 
1990 as a professor of Near East Languages 
and Civilizations. In 1992 he will assume a 
position as Hancock Professor of Hebrew and 
Oriental Languages. T We would love to hear 
from you. May all your seasons be bright!!" 


Bob Fullerton, Secretary 

Stonedam Island Road, RFD #1, 

Box 907, Meredith, NH 03253 

It is with sadness that I report the pass- 
ing of one of our classmates. Stafford 
"Spike" Almey, Jr. died on November 13, 
1990, the victim of an automobile accident. A 
memorial fund has been established in his 
name for the training of family therapists. 
Those interested may send contributions to: 
The Spike Almey Memorial Fund, 150 Cherry 
Street, Burlington, VT 05401. T Today's mail 
brought a newsletter, sent to all Class Agents 
and Secretaries, which contained some items 
of interest to all, so... I gleefully glean bits and 
pieces (some quoted verbatim) from it (to 
make this column longer and give everyone 
the impression that I worked my fanny off 
writing this.) First of all, the Governor Dum- 
mer football team just defeated the Berkshire 
School during a showdown at St. Mark's in 
Southborough to win the New England Class 
B Championship. Score 40 - 20. Rumor has it 
that quarterback Bill Batchelder is being 
watched by several Division I football power- 
houses including Notre Dame and Nebraska. 
The Capital Campaign is just $165,000 away 
from its goal of $17 million with just one 
month (December '90) to go. By the time you 
read this, we'll be over the top! With that in 
mind, the Field House expansion is well un- 
derway. Anyone visiting the campus is wel- 
come to view the construction site which, 
when completed in January '92, will triple the 
size of the athletic facility. Planned additions 
include new much-needed locker space, in- 
door tennis courts, indoor practice courts for 
volleyball and basketball, and an indoor track. 
Thanks to all who helped make the goal pos- 
sible. You'd be impressed with the changes 

30 The Archon - Winter 1991 

on campus. (We're witnessing a good inde- 
pendent secondary school metamorphosing 
into a GREAT independent secondary school. 
-Ed.) The following is quoted verbatim. "The 
Alumni Association is busier and more visible 
than ever. President John Mercer '64 and 
Executive Committee Member Abby Wood- 
bury 79 are heading up the Association's 
new program to promote admissions at Gov- 
ernor Dummer. The Alumni Association Ad- 
missions Program is designed to involved 
alumni in the promotion of GDA, and the 
identification of prospective admissions candi- 
dates. Any alumnus or alumna in contact with 
teenagers 12-16 and interested in assisting 
the Assocation with this program is encour- 
aged to contact John Mercer at (508) 388- 
3817." Now for the news of the Class. Only 
two cards this time...tsk, tsk! However, thanks 
to the late arrival of two letters meant for the 
Fall Archon, the Class notes are stretched to 
an acceptable length. T Bob (Benny) Mann 
writes: "Married October 20 in Charlottesville, 
VA (wife Mary) - running Realty Locators, Inc. 
in Ft. Lauderdale and am National Sales Man- 
ager of Horizons Publishing of Stuart, FL. — 
Wow!" (The "wow" was not an editorial addi- 
tion - it's Benny's own doing!) T From Bob 
McGilvray a late arrival for the fall issue: 
"Dear Bob, Your card arrived when we were 
out of town on vacation so I am late getting 
news off to you for the Fall Archon. I guess 
recent news of us includes: Kids - Alexander, 
age seven-and-a-half, grade two; Marysia, age 
six — grade one. Wife Barbara is a respirolo- 
gist doing work with the adult cystic fibrosis 
patients including being involved with heart/ 
lung transplantation.. Self: recently relocated 
my practice into our home to allow me to do 
more parent-duty. Practice includes residen- 
tial buildings, subsidized housing, recreation 

and institutional projects. Have been ap- 
pointed Adjunct Professor at the University of 
British Columbia, Landscape Architecture 
Program. Have also been appointed to the 
City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel which 
advises the City Planning Department of the 
merits (or lack thereof) of proposed major 
buildings. Try to play squash to keep the 
middle-age mid-drift-bulge under control. 
(Losing battle!)" (Thanks, Bob. P.S. Anyone 
else thinking they're too late sending some- 
thing in, please do so anyway. Worst case is 
I'll use it in the next issue as happened here. 
Ed.) ▼ Peter Motrin, also late for the last 
issue due to a mix-up in the forwarding of his 
letter through the school, wrote: "On a recent 
steamy July Saturday, I was privileged to at- 
tend an interment service for Uncle Tom at 
the Fernwood Cemetery in Henderson, Ken- 
tucky. It was his wish to be buried beside his 
mother and stepfather in his native Kentucky. 
A brief graveside service was led by a Metho- 
dist minister who repeated a yearbook dedica- 
tion to Mr. Mercer, and other's recollections 
of "the Grand Poobah." (Both Uncle Tom's 
and Miss Kittie's parents had been Sunday 
school teachers at the First Methodist Church 
in Henderson.) At dinner afterwards, there 
were wonderful reminiscences by some of the 
Mercers' old friends and some up-to-date 
pronouncements on the merits of such 
Kentucky delicacies as fried catfish, country 
ham, beaten biscuits, hog jowl and blackeyed 
peas, hoppin' John and class pie. Uncle Tom 
would have enjoyed the conversation. Tom, 
John, Carolyn, Miss Kittie and I completed the 
evening with a rambling discussion on the 
merits of corridor hockey and the appropriate 
punishment for that transgression. (One of 
Uncle Tom's was rolling a shotput to the By- 
field Cemetery.) It was wonderful to see Tom, 


Attending the annual Alumni Association Board of Governors meeting are: (row one, from 
left) Kevin O'Hanley, Debbie Pope Adams 74, Ben Pearson '44, Kathryn O'Leary '81, Abby 
Woodbury 79, Leslie Lafond 78; (middle row, from left) Peter Dorsey '69, Carl Spang '68, 
Henry Eaton 70, Ben Brewster '43, Association president John Mercer '64, Ralph Johnson 
'64, Don Stockwell '39, Becca Lapham '83, Karen Gronberg '83; (third row, from left) Dick 
Cousins '45, Greg Pope 75, Henry Rosen 73, John Gilman 73, Rick Friend 59 and Tim 
Greene 50. 

John, Carolyn and Miss Kitty again, and to 
meet some the Mercers' old friends and rela- 
tives. T 1 continue as Director of the J.B. 
Speed Art Museum. We are in the process of 
launching a major campaign for building, ren- 
ovation and care of the collection. We have 
organized some fine exhibitions recently, in- 
cluding a show on the Forbes Magazine col- 
lection of Victorian paintings, a show of Rus- 
sian constructivist stage design, and a show of 
paintings of the triple-A Louisville Redbirds 
by John Hull — the first professional sports 
team's artist-in-residence, which we arranged." 
T Finally, from Carson Taylor. "Sarah, my 
daughter, graduates from Amherst this June. 
Willis (12) is in the seventh grade and an ac- 
complished soccer player. Law is always in- 
teresting and occasionally lucrative. I'll run 
my fourth marathon this March. If I can get 
my time down to 3:30 (eight-minute mile), I'll 
be satisfied and I'll never do it again." T As 
for Yours Truly, two future moves are in the 
offing. The first will occur in mid-December 
and will involve no change of address or tele- 
phone number. The actual move will be less 
than three feet (precisely 29 5/8th inches) 
from the small cottage we've been in for the 
past four and a half years to a somewhat nicer 
home on the same property on the shores of 
Lake Winnipesaukee (took me three years to 
be able to spell that). The second move in- 
volves a domicile change at work from Chi- 
cago to Boston effective January 1st. That'll 
make getting to work a bit easier. No need to 
worry, though, for those who regularly travel 
through O'Hare — Jeff Ellis (for some un- 
known reason) is remaining there, so opera- 
tions should continue in good hands! T Just 
a little over two years to go until the Thirti- 
eth! How are the advance plans going so far, 
Chad? May 1991 be kind to all! 


John Mercer, Secretary 
167 Main Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 

File this first report under curious 
notes from the north country. This last sum- 
mer, while staying in the Adirondacks for a 
week, I received a dinner invitation from Lou 
Higgins. He wanted me to drive the 20 miles 
to Little Alps, his home near Lake Placid. I 
did so. When I arrived, no one was around. I 
wandered around outside, noticed how splen- 
did Nye Mountain looked from Lou's property 
(climbers know that 'splendid' and 'Nye' do 
not belong in the same sentence). Finally I 
started down the sloping area in front of 
Lou's house, a sloping area which became 
steeper and steeper, until it flattened out to 
an area with a pleasant stream and pond. At 
the far end of the pond I saw two figures in a 
guideboat, one rowing slowly and smoothly, 
the other outlandishly hatted and holding a 
fishing rod to the side. The fisherman was 
leaning back languidly, trolling without try- 
ing. As they neared, I saw that the smooth 
and helpful guide was Lou; we nodded only. 

The fisherman, lazily turning his head and 
hat, said, "Hiya, John...nice fishin'." The 
"nice" came with the full up-country equip- 
ment, sounding much more like "noice." This 
was our headmaster, Peter Bragdon, who, 
that evening, caught enough stocked salmon 
and brookies to supply the first course, and 
had enough energy still to follow and engage 
in a discourse full of the usual Higgins sud- 
den twists and hairpin turns. It was a splendid 
evening. ▼ Lee Potter, in England, has sent 
two postcards, the first on November 8: 
"Early this morning, David Martin, M.P., was 
interviewed on the 'Today' programme of 
BBC Radio 4. The subject was the attitude of 
Tory back-benchers to Prime Minister 
Thatcher's leadership. To the best of my 
knowledge, that is the first time he has ap- 
peared on BBC Radio 4. His seat (Portsmouth 
South) is being regarded by the opposition as 
the leading marginal in England (remember 
he has a majority of 215) and they will be 
working hard to defeat him in the next Gen- 
eral Election, which must be held before June 
1992. The life of Parliament is five years. 
Best wishes from an independent voter." On 
November 20, Lee wrote: "it was announced 
in The Times today that David Martin, M.P., 
has been appointed Parliamentary Private 
Secretary at Alan Clark, M.P., Minister of 
State for Defense Procurement. A P.P.S. is 
unpaid, i.e., he receives only his salary as a 
Member of Parliament. Today is the 43rd wed- 
ding anniversary of H.M. The Queen, and 
Union Jacks are flying in London. As H.M. is 
also Queen of Canada, I am flying the historic 
Red Ensign under which two million Canadi- 
ans served and 110,000 died. There are a 
number of Canadians in the House of Lords, 
such as the Marquess of Ely, Marquess of 
Exeter, Earl of Egmont...With all best wishes 
on this cold, mostly grey day." One wonders 
what Rev. Potter will report of the fall Mrs. 
Thatcher. T To continue the Canadian 
theme, Rocke Robertson reported in from the 
frozen north: "In response to your desperate 
plea (for news), I have recently: continued 
practicing pathology which remains satisfac- 
tory and pleasing; become a Beaver Leader 
(pre-Cub Scouts 5-7 yrs.) and meet weekly 
with 16 little boys for fun and character 
development (it works for me and them); 
resigned from my first and last political post 
as secretary of the local ratepayers associa- 
tion; continued to enjoy my family; been told 
by my 17-year-old daughter that many of her 
difficulties could be solved by past-life regres- 
sion; been told by our federal government 
that they are putting a 7.5% tax on all goods 
and services starting January 1; wondered 
why everything expands to exceed the limits 
previously assigned to it— the foregoing in- 
cludes this note." 

'65 ^^^^ 

Ken Linberg, Secretary 
6775-A Pasado Road, Goleta, CA 93117 

Scott Magrane, his wife Lynn and four 
children are living in Short Hills, NJ. He is 
happily employed at Goldman, Sachs & Co. as 
an investment banker. He has recently been 
specializing in transactions involving energy 
and telecommunications. T Borden Ander- 
son seems to be flourishing in New York City 
as an employee of Morgan Guaranty. Confess- 
ing to having enjoyed reading about the Re- 
union, he claimed not to have been able to 
recognize any of us, adding in his now-vintage 
fashion, that, "You've all aged horribly!" May- 
be one of these days he'll deign to show the 
rest of us his wrinkle-free face! ▼ Brock 
Callen seems very content as an investment 
banker with JWP, Inc. of Purchase, NY, and 
as a proud dad of three children. Unable to 
attend the Reunion, he recently visited GDA, 
meeting with Peter Bragdon and Stuart 
Chase. T As with other Reunion attendees, 
Dick Henry very much enjoyed seeing fellow 
classmates last June. He continues his de- 
voted work on tackling environmental prob- 
lems, particularly habitat protection, in the 
vast forests of New Hampshire and northern 
New England. T Richard Jack, his wife 
Annette and two children live in Middlebury, 
VT. His wit and marvelous sense of humor 
have survived intact! He works as a mental 
health consultant for federal personnel in the 
New England and northern New York re- 
gions. T Eric and Suzi Shepard continue to 
bask in the temperate climes of Bradenton, 
FL. Eric reports that he is again happily self- 
employed as the manufacturing representative 
serving the southeast for Peninsula Marine 
Marketing. ▼ Rich Wait, his wife Marsha and 
two daughters live in Webster, NY. He uses 
his computer wizardry in his position at 
Optical Gaging Products of Rochester. He has 
managed to control his addiction to sailing 
such that he now sails only three days a 

Southern California Alumni Association: 

Among those gathered in November at 
the home of Southern California Alumni As- 
sociation president Dick Patton 50 are Rick 
Robins '69, Ken Linberg '65, Steve Rolfe '65, 
Craig Johnson '65 and Will Poon '67. 

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Class Notes 


25th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Class Secretary Needed 

James heeler will be at the 25th Re- 
union and says, "See you in June." T David 
Stonebraker cycled around the United States 
last summer (4,100 miles) and had an excep- 
tional time. He plans to be at the 25th in 


Bennett Beach, Secretary 
7207 Denton Road, Bethesda, MD 20814 

Mutual admiration: 

Dan Morgan '67 (left) shares a moment 
with Barry Burlingham '71 and Buster 
Navins '31 at the Homestretch Dinner. 

Wayne Noel has moved to Orleans in 
Vermont's Northeast Kingdom to enter the 
building trades. He has been in the printed 
circuit board business for many years. Wayne 
says he is giving the 25th reunion (in June, 
1992) serious thought. T University of Texas 
Professor Ted Dix finally can do some of his 
field work at home. He and Mary Ellen are 
now parents, thanks to Emily, born June 19, 
1989. Ted's specialty is parental emotions. T 
Rich Brayton has set up Rich Brayton De- 
sign, a San Francisco firm specializing in inte- 
rior design. The space the firm designed for 
itself has won an award, and RBD also did the 
work on a 60,000 square foot facility for the 
Izu-Kogen Golf Club outside Tokyo. ▼ Alan 
Rothfeld and his wife Dawn now have a third 
child, Jeffrey, born August 23, 1989. Alan is 
writing quite a bit about mechanical ventila- 
tors (a/k/a respirators), and to get his mate- 
rial looking professional, he goes to his local 
printer, Wilfred Poon. Alan says he's never 
leaving Los Angeles. "It's got everything I 
want," he notes, including deer in his back 
yard. Federated Department Stores, Inc. and 
Allied Stores Corp. (of Jordan Marsh fame) 
are two of the companies that have turned to 
Carter Evans for restructuring help. Carter, 
who lives in Stamford, CT, works at Shearson 
Lehman Brothers and spoke on his specialty 
at a London conference in January. In 1990, 
he found time for only two-and-a-half rounds 
of golf. "I figure I've got the cost down to 

about $200 a hole," he muses. T Win Burt, 
a former third baseman now best known for 
mountain trekking, has become the co-owner 
of a cruising sailboat that he takes out 
around Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth 
Islands. Win is a district attorney in North- 
ampton. ▼ Don Congdon reports from the 
Granite State that he is doing well, has his 
own apartment, and is trying to move from 
part-time employment to full-time. T After the 
demise of Zayre's, Ward Westhafer was hired 
by Scotty's, a Florida chain of home improve- 
ment stores. Ward runs the Palm Beach 
Gardens store and is now trying to move from 
Miami to the West Palm Beach area. T 
Though he's worked as Oleg Cassini's eastern 
regional sales director during just one base- 
ball season, Rem Clark managed to get to 
every major league park east of the Missis- 
sippi in 1990. His territory extends to Minne- 
sota. To celebrate 20 years of marital bliss, 
Rem and Lynn went the other way, to Swit- 
zerland, Germany, and Italy. T The next gen- 
eration of Bobby Orrs and Hugh Munros is on 
the ice in New York's Central Park. Standing 
proudly along the boards watching their 
fourth-graders, Rupert and Tucker, are 
Anthony Gerard and Chuck Davis. T Speak- 
ing of cold places, in British Columbia Andy 
Rimmington is actively involved in Liberal 
Party politics. He headed a local delegation to 
last summer's Calgary convention and is 
directing a party computer group. The show- 
down in the Middle East has put Andy's re- 
tirement from the militia on hold. T Jeff 
Harris, who lives in Haverhill, had dinner 
with Lew Rumford and Ben Beach last fall 
during a trip to Washington. Jeff's company, 
Dynamics Research Corp., works on auto- 
mated management decision systems used by 
the Pentagon. T Ross Magrane reports that 
he is "trying to survive (Governor James) 
Florio," in New Jersey. 


Carl Spang, Secretary 
RFD 1 Wiswall Road, Newmarket, NH 03857 

Two generations: 

Wayne Barbaro '68 and son Andrew '94 
after the Parents Weekend Fine Arts 


Jeff Cordon, Secretary 
Slocum, Gordon & Co., P.O. Box 669, Newport, Rl 02840 

I wonder if anyone in our class still has 
the four GDA yearbooks spanning the years 
we were students. I must admit I pull mine off 
the bookshelf from time to time, and I am 
constantly amazed at what I have forgotten 
from those years. For example, does anyone 
remember the picture of F red Lang and Ned 
Lattime walking from Moody toward the Li- 
brary? How about the picture of Peter Borne- 
man picking up his date at the bus for the 
spring dance? Or Tim Tenney standing in 
anticipation next to the list of winners of the 
Academy Prize inscribed on the wall near the 
Cobb Room? In another edition, Al Gay and 
Ed Murphy were a class act at a talent show 
fundraiser our class had for something or 
other. Those yearbooks are a reservoir of 
memories for our class, and I am very glad to 
have them. When I get mailing from the class 
for these notes, my mind's eye sees those 
pictures and recalls those memories captured 
forever in our consciousness. The further 
away the years get, the more valuable these 
notes become to stay in touch with those 
memories. T Joe Lilly writes from Jupiter, 
Florida that he is running a property manage- 
ment company and owns a charter fishing 
boat called "First Strike," He has been hired 
by President Bush to take him out with a 
group of paid photographers to watch him 
land the sailfish which Joe will have pre- 
hooked on his line. T Steve Worthen, still on 
the quest for the ultimate crystal love high, 
writes that he now has three Crystal Love 
stores under his domination. He recently re- 
turned from his in Dallas to Chebeague Is- 
land, Maine to spend his birthday. It must 
have been his fortieth to have made such a 
momentous trip. T Gary Martin, now in his 
sixth year of Orthopedic Surgery, seems to be 
feeling just fine himself since his fourth child 
was born on Labor Day. T Shel Sacks, who 
opened his 82nd dental clinic recently writes 
that he has just moved to his newly built 
home in Fayetteville, NY. (Shel, where in the 
world are you?) T Andy Costello has been 
trying to find you on the map for years to give 
you that golf lesson you have been requesting 
from him. ▼ Peter Wheeler continues to be 
amazed that he was written-up in the last 
issue of the Archon. He says that now that 
he's gotten our attention, the broker-dealer 
that he runs is in the phone book and any 
classmate who buys from him will only have 
to pay double rather than the normal rate of 
ten times the standard commission. T Slats 
Slocum, was found passed out in the Groton 
library last month with his walkman playing a 
tape of the Walnut Hill Glee Club's Favorite 
Hits. Slats has annoyed the Groton Alumni 
Association recently because he has been writ- 
ing in news about himself to anyone who will 
print it. T Rick Robins was recently married, 
dressed for the wedding, as he puts it, like 

32 The Archon - Winter 1991 

Don Diego! He writes that after a romantic 
evening at the local Inn, he and his new wife 
Susan, spent their honeymoon aboard a yacht, 
blown by tropical breezes through the British 
Virgin Islands. Her wedding vows included 
"rubbing your feet while you eat chocolate 
mousse." (Direct quote) T John Timken 
continues to distinguish himself as a Trustee 
of Governor Dummer. John has been intimate- 
ly involved in the capital campaign as vice- 
chairman of the very successful National Net- 
work. Recently asked why he could not make 
it back for our twentieth reunion, he said he 
still owes Peter Dorsey some poker winnings 
and didn't want to have to pay up just yet. ▼ 
Art Schultz and family have just relocated to 
Palo Alto, CA. where Art has become Acquisi- 
tions Manager (real estate) for Hewlett Pack- 
ard. They are pleased with the move; their 
families live in the area. T John McCoy's 
little league team has won the championships 
for the past 2 years. T Finally, what goes 
around, comes around. My oldest daughter is 
now looking at schools for next year. We just 
took the tour of Governor Dummer and I can 
honestly say that our school has never looked 
better and more successful than it does today, 
with the exception of the four years we were 
all there of course. I hope you will have the 
same opportunity someday to bring your chil- 
dren back for interviews. It is a very moving 
experience. I need more news from you to 
print in these columns. Thanks to those of 
your who have written in. 


J. Randall Whitney, Secretary 
65Nashoba Road, Concord, MA 01742 

In order: 

Peter Dorsey '69, David Bergmann 70, 
Barry Burlingham '71 and Tim Straus 72 at 
a Class Agent workshop. 

Some interesting mail this month... T 
Jack Cutler and Jeff Brown write that to- 
gether they climbed Guadeloupe Peak - the 
highest point in Texas. As members of the 
"Highpointers", this is Jeff's 40th state and 
Jack's 45th. With the goal of climbing the 
highest point in each state. They're well on 
their way! (Please note that their postcard 
came from the Rodeway Inn in El Paso - "310 
air conditioned rooms, pool, color TV and 
banquets for 700.") T To Jay Negus - "The 
Yanks will rise again," from Tom Price, who 

still lives in Jamestown, NY, with wife Barbi 
and four children, aged nine to five months. 
▼ Bill Mitchell chimed in that his life is great 
after 16+ years. His miracles, er, rather chil- 
dren are what keep him going. ▼ And Jon 
Imber adds another miracle to his family — 
David Andrew Ettenger Imber - as of Novem- 
ber 21, 1990. Congratulations to Jon and 
Amy. The next addition shows that even 
though he has passed the baton, he may have 
trouble letting go — the ever-loquacious Bill 
Tobeyl [Tobey's report follows:] ▼ Kudos to 
Randy for taking up the secretarial baton. 
It's time for a change and some fresh imput 
so let's give Randy all the support we can as 
our new class secretary! T By the way, David 
Bergmann is now the editor of the Archon, 
so all the more reason to send your news. I 
might add that the Alumni Committee, of 
which I'm a part, hopes to reserve a page of 
its own in the Archon and thus will be on the 
lookout for ideas , articles, etc. about alumni. 
If anyone has any ideas or would like to con- 
tribute an article, please let me know (phone: 
203-684-6 166/fax: 203-684-6697). I enjoyed 
reunion a lot but was unable to stay as long 
as I wanted because Marilyn and I brought 
along our new baby, Rebecca Louis (now 7 
months). We did meet up with Jim Winslow, 
who was there with his wife and eight-month- 
old baby. Rebecca now has this terrific two- 
tooth grin and is still very plump because she 
hasn't started to crawl yet. I'd really like to 
hear from Jim Winslow and his wife; I forgot 
to write down their address. It was good to 
see that some of us are just starting families 
and that I'm not the only one doing this at 
38. This baby experience is really an amazing 
thing; there's no turning back (not that you'd 
want to) and you can't fully know it until 
you're doing it first hand. T I guess Michael 
O'Leary is experiencing babyhood for the 
first time. I talked to his sister, Kathryn (also 
a GDA alum) at an Alumni Committee meet- 
ing in October and I think the baby was only 
weeks old at that point. T I know Mark 
Linehan and his wife have a baby who is not 
quite a year old and Michael Franchot and 
Marty just had another child in June, I be- 
lieve. So, I'm not the only one. Oh good, I feel 
better. I also enjoyed seeing a bunch of other 
folks at reunion. T I guess Jack Cutler and 
Jeff Brown have just about completed their 
obsessive quest to climb to the highest point 
in all fifty states. You guys are definitely on 
the docket for a special alumni article, ok? 
With some breathtaking photos to accompany 
it? Say, for example, a snapshot of that fog- 
enshrouded, towering peak in Iowa? How 
long did it take you to climb that one? ▼ I 
was sorry to miss John Stichnoth at reunion; 
we had been in touch a year or so ago and 
that was it. Well, life goes on here in Staf- 
ford, CT, just south of Sturbridge, and I en- 
courage passersby on 1-84 to give a call and 
stop in sometime. 


20th Class Reunion 
June 14, IS, 16 

Mike Mulligan, Secretary 
5025 Thacher Road, Ojai, CA 93023 

Although we are several months away 
from our reunion, a few members of our class 
are already making notes on their calendars. 
T Ted Northrup will try to be there; so will 
Lyn and Mike Wellman. (Mike mentions that 
Atlanta is already beginning to gear up for 
the '96 Summer Olympics.) T Mark Eraser 
also hopes to make it back, as does Russ 
Cohen and Ellis Withington. T Dave Shove, 
another hopeful, writes that he is still in New 
York City and "loving it." T Elliott Randall 
and his wife, Sarah D. Sawyer, remain happily 
ensconced in South Portland, ME. Elliott Jr. 
was born on May 6, 1983 and Virginia Paine 
Randall was born on December 4, 1985. 
Elliott continues to work as a Warranty Ad- 
ministrator with Henlem-Kimball, Inc. He 
loves his job and sends his best to the class. 
That's all the news for now. I am hoping we 
can have a big turnout in June, although it is 
true that the trip will be harder for those of 
us a long way off. There are big things hap- 
pening at the Academy in two areas: The 
Field House and the Alumni Admissions Plan. 
Some of you might be able to help out in the 
second area; give Mike Moonves a call. In the 
meantime, stay in touch and keep those cards 
and letters coming. 


Geoffrey Durham, Secretary 
26315 West Ivanhoe Road, Wauconda, IL 60084 

Guest lecturer: 

Tim Straus 72 addresses a GDA class on 

Tim Traver writes he has been the ex- 
ecutive director of a land conservancy organi- 
zation on Vermont's "eastern shore" — the 
Connecticut River valley — for going on four 
years now. He and his wife had their third 
child, Toby Oliver Traver, in February, 1990. 
T Dicken Crane is still working in the 
woods. His profits are in the form of time off 
for sailing and travel. ▼ "Been living outside 
Atlanta for almost four years and it's been 

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Class Notes 

great", writes Dave Rogers. Dave is working 
as a consulting actuary with Price Water- 
house. T Pete Follansbee is in his seventh 
year of teaching English at Gushing Academy. 
Their second daughter, Emma DePree Fol- 
lansbee, arrived April 4, 1989. All is well with 
the Follansbees. T Jim Pierce and wife Polly 
are now up to four children - Jotham, 7; Anne, 
5; Caroline, 4; and Ellen, 1. Jim is working for 
Paine Webber in Portland, Maine. T Barry 
Simson reports the arrival of their second 
daughter, Heather, on October 4, 1989. T 
Bruce Rindler writes he is living in Belmont, 
MA with wife Nancy and daughter Julia. He is 
the Associate Director for Academic Programs 
at the Center for English Language and Ori- 
entation Programs at Boston University. T 
Geoff Durham and family still doing fine in 
Wauconda, IL. 


Deborah Eames McClement, Secretary 
113 Cornwall Road, Burlington, CT 06013 

Jaike Williams is now living in Little- 
ton, CO with his family. He's been promoted 
to National Sales Manager for Sundstrand 
Fluid Handling, the company which has em- 
ployed him for the past 12 years. T On one 
of his business trips to Seattle, WA, Jaike had 
the chance to visit with Leigh Bloom, his 
wife, Robyn, and their two children, Hanna 
and Toby. Jaike also writes that while he, 
Shawn, and their children, Alexis, Kendall and 
Arden, are enjoying life in the West, it is a 
long way from New England and there are no 
trees! ▼ Thomas Bell is still living in New 
England, however. He is working for Brooks 
Pharmacy and lives in Nashua, NH (not far 
from sister, Vickie 75). He and Fred Sargent 
participated in a 1990 road race series, and 
Fred won three races to one. "What can I 
say?" Tom writes, "He went out too hard." 
T Tim Crane and his wife are busy caring 
for their almost two-year-old daughter, Holly, 
in Windsor, MA. When they're not involved 
with Holly (or work), Tim and Patty are run- 
ning, cycling and cross-country skiing. T 
Another classmate with an "almost two" is 
Kevin McKenna. He and his wife and their 
two children, Owen (five-and-a-half) and Faye 
(one-and-a-half) live in Hebron, CT Kevin is a 
representative for Portsmouth, NH-based C. 
H. Sprague and Son (heating oil). Kevin is 
able to work from his home and claims he 
never wants to go back to an office! T Buck 
O'Leary, Libby and older son, Will, celebrat- 
ed the birth of John Spencer, this summer. 
Buck writes that all is well and everyone is 
terrific. T Although he must stay glued to a 
phone to keep track of the daily gyrations of 
oil and petrochemical prices, Chuck Holle- 
man writes that this not radically new. The 
big trauma for the Holleman family came 
when his daughter, Sidney Caroline, entered 
1st grade. As he put it..."At first she was 
scared, but now she seems to have gotten 
used to it - and is organizing a coup d'etat to 

overthrow the Grade School Administration - 
Power to the Sandbox People!" T Congratu- 
lations to Glen Winkel for a victorious effort 
at the US National Master Cycling Champion- 
ships in San Diego! In addition to winning 4 
medals, Glen also won the Best Ail-Around 
Rider Award. He has also managed to find 
time to collaborate with a group from MIT on 
"some very hot research in cardiovascular 
physiology." The research should be pub- 
lished in Nature in January or February. T 
Buzz Goddard and wife, Susan, are living in 
Needham, MA, with their son, Ian, who will be 
one by the time you all read this. He's a sales 
manager for Lexicon (manufacturers of digital 
audio processors), and has had the chance to 
catch up with classmates Leigh Bloom, Jaike 
Williams, and Ashley (aka Bunny '74) Read 
during business trips. T Tucker Reynolds 
wrote that he will be opening his own law 
practice in Medway, MA after the first of the 
year. Tucker and his wife, Nunzi, live with 
their three children (Jason, seven-and-a-half; 
Chelsey, three-and-a-half; and Clayton, one- 
and-a-half) in Medway. Tucker says that he is 
"...looking forward to the life of a country 
lawyer." T Dave Metcalf and his wife, Kathy, 
welcomed their daughter, Diane Elizabeth, 
into the family on September 1, 1990. She 
joins brothers Jonathan, seven and David, 
four. T Scott Arthur writes that his wife gave 
birth to their first child on November 1, 1990. 
Their son has been named Christian Dana 


Peter Arnold, Secretary 
22 Bellefonlaine Avenue, Framingham, MA 01701 


Greg Pope, Secretary 
29 Whittier Street, Amesbury, MA 01913 

We had a good response from most, 
please keep those cards and letters coming! 
T Lisa Vaughter Strandberg was overlooked 
on my last report (sorry about that). She re- 
ports that she enjoyed the reunion thorough- 
ly, and it had been 10 years since she had 
been to GDA. They have just had their second 
child, Meredith Leigh, on November 11, 1990. 
Congrats! Hope all is well! ▼ Jim O'Donnell 
was also among the overlooked along with 
Charlie Albert (sorry guys, I'm new at this) at 
reunion. T O.D. is still in "dying business" 
and claims to hang out with Mike Zografos 
and Charlie Arnold with regularity. Hopefully 
this affliction won't rub off. T Wendy Lougee 
O'Brien writes to say that she was the only 
representative at the 11/2 Fanueil Hall gath- 
ering. She was disappointed but enjoyed the 
evening anyway. (The question is: Where was 
Spencer Purintonl Our leader only lives 3 
miles away!) Wendy and husband, Sean, are 
expecting another child in January. Their son 
Andy is now two years old. She still works for 
John Hancock Financial Services which keeps 

her hopping. ▼ Pam Pandapas is still "stick- 
ing it out at University of Idaho Law School — 
and loving it." Now living in Moscow, ID she 
has a new address - 418 E 8th Street, Apt. 8, 
Moscow, ID 83843. Thanks for the note. T 
Kingsley Goddard reports that he is "digging 
dirt," which can mean he's a backhoe oper- 
ator or belongs to a new rock group. ▼ 
Hubert Smith was sorry he missed the 15th, 
but will be there for the 20th. He has been a 
design engineer for Head Ski Company, a 
prep school dream, and is now a designer for 
medical devices and associated processes for 
oil exploration. He lives on the "range" out- 
side of Boulder, CO and has two children, 
Peter (one) and Ian (three). Great to hear 
from you. ▼ Pete Lenane revisited GDA to 
see a football game with his brother Brian. 
Pete says all is well in the "Big Apple," and 
he would like a call from his old pal Benny 
Boy. T Dirk Lyons is currently at culinary 
school and living in Scituate, MA. He sends 
his regards to Fergy, wife and Squirt. T 
Someone wrote to me who teaches fourth 
grade, has three sons, Eben (six), Noah (four), 
and Simon (16 months). Who also spends 
his/her time gardening, chopping wood and 
keeping the house from falling down. With no 
signature included I have our "leader" Spenc- 
er Purinton on the case who is traveling rural 
America to find this nameless classmate. Due 
to such a great response, "Jrleard on the 
Street" is not yet required. Thanks to all. 


15th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Carol Goldberg, Secretary 
500 East 85th Street #6C, New York, NY 10028 

1991 brings with it our 15th Reunion! 
We are planning a fun weekend around By- 
field, so I hope that you all are making plans 
now for your trip back to Massachusetts. I've 
started to hear from some of our classmates, 
so rather than keep you in suspense, here is 
our news: T Marc Weinshel called to say 
that he moved back home to North Dart- 
mouth, MA. He is with his folks, for the time 
being, so you can look up his current address 
in our yearbook. Marc has started his own 
business, specializing in men's apparel, and 
has called it MW Marketing Company. Marc 
has joined a local golf club and is playing 
faithfully on Saturdays and Sundays. He's 
down to a four to six handicap! Marc had pre- 
viously been living in Long Beach, CA, for 
three years and lived in New York City six 
years before that. Marc is planning to go back 
for reunion. ▼ Andy Skaff is now a screen- 
printer and T-shirt retailer in Seabrook, NH. 
Andy is getting married next September. Con- 
gratulations, Andy. T Bill Woods would like 
to say "hi" to everyone and hopes to see 
them at reunion. "Alida and I are the proud 
parents of two daughters, Sara, four years 

34 The Archon - Winter 1991 

old, and Christina, one year old. We are still 
living in Fanwood, NJ. At work I am extreme- 
ly busy, opening a New Jersey division a year 
ago." ▼ Pete Lawlor sends his greetings. 
"News from the front? My wife Joyce, our 20 
month old daughter Barrett and our Cocker 
Spaniel, Bailey, all moved into the home in 
Chelmsford, MA, which I grew up in, after 
purchasing it in November of '89. We've re- 
done much of the house. Work as a lawyer in 
Lowell continues to go well. Finally, I am 
running for selectman in Chelmsford in the 
April, 1991 election." Go get 'em, Pete! T 
Hurray! I've finally heard from Kjell Karlsen, 
a member of our European contingent. Kjell 
is now living in Belgium and is married with 
two children. Kjell writes that if anybody is 
visiting Europe, please let him know. (Kjell, 
would you please send me your Belgium 
address as I still the Oslo residence listed. 
Thanks. CAG.) T All right, so Tom Balf 
thinks I am crazy to live in NYC. "I love St. 
Paul, but will probably head East when my 
wife finishes veterinary school next year. 
About these 'youthful' activities at the 15th - 
please read the following. Just wanted dis- 
perse the burgeoning fond memories of our 
classmates and relay the 'memory' from our 
10th reunion. Shooting baskets with Mike 
Awkward and Steve Allison at the gym (the 
shot's still there), a young student asked us if 
we played b-ball (as if it wasn't obvious!). 
When we responded that we played and grad- 
uated in 1976, he retorted, 'Oh, that was the 
last year we had a losing record in basket- 
ball.' If such youthful memories will not be 
raised at the 15th, I hope to leave the corn- 
fields for the wetlands of Byfield. P.S. I don't 
remember what our record was in basket- 
ball." So, Tom, you want to play some tennis? 
▼ Sara Davidson Garcia is still living in 
Houston. She has two children, Andrew four, 
and Katie 19 months. Sara has a party rental 
business which employs eight. She is plan- 
ning on attending the 15th and looks forward 
to seeing everyone. Likewise, Sara. ▼ I can 
always count on Perry Smith for news. Perry 
writes, "Just changed jobs from a life insur- 
ance company's law office to Connecticut 
Mutual's Boston agency as their Director of 
Estate and Business Planning. Rather than 
work with 3,600 agents nationwide, I work 
with 70 local agents in providing tax and 
financial counseling to clients. The tough part 
is to keep up with all the changing tax laws 
Congress throws at us! Best to all." T 
Alfredo Arguello has moved again. "We are 
now the parents of a baby girl named Chris- 
tina. She is now six months old. Two months 
after Christina was born we (my wife's dream) 
moved to Tampa, FL. I changed jobs. I now 
work for General Electric Medical Systems as 
Branch Manager for Florida. I manage all of 
General Electric Medical Systems' service 
organization throughout the state of Florida. 
We are very happy in Florida!" T John 
Cavendish hopes to attend reunion. "Since 
leaving GDA, I attended Lake Forest College 

for one year, Dartmouth College for one term, 
and transferred to Harvard University from 
which I graduated in 1981 with a bachelor's 
degree in government. After college, I worked 
as a civilian employee in the U.S. Department 
of Defense for three years, and later trans- 
ferred to the Department of Justice in Boston, 
where I am an investigator. My work involves 
white collar civil and criminal investigations. 
My life lately has been uneventful, for the 
most part, although I did manage to miss the 
earthquake in San Francisco by one week." 
T Steve French is enjoying renewing some 
long lost acquaintances as our new class 
agent. He is looking forward to seeing many 
of you at the 15th in June. Steve writes, "My 
wife, Deb, and I are still renovating the same 
old farmhouse we were working on when we 
wrote in five years ago. I only hope we are 
five years closer to completion. She is expect- 
ing our third child in May. We have Emily, six 
and William, three-and-a-half. They are both 
wonderful, fun kids, although not always as 
well-behaved as one would hope. As for me, I 
continue in the lumber business. I am in part- 
nership with my brother-in-law at Abenaki 
Timber Corp., which we started in 1982. We 
are brokers and exporters of fine hardwood. I 
spend much of my free time playing tennis, 
paddle tennis, and tinkering with the never- 
ending stream of old sports cars and antique 
boats, which I have been addicted to ever 
since GDA days and before." ▼ I spoke with 
Shelagh Warren recently and also the joy of 
joining her and husband, Dick, for the Palm 
Beach Jazz Festival this summer. Shelagh 
loves her life in Florida. She has some solid 
clients for her graphic design business and 
recently opened an office outside her home. 
T Lisa Palais is happily settled in Atlanta, 
GA, where she is an attorney helping those 
who may not otherwise be able to afford legal 
services. ▼ This note was received from Dan 
Miller's father: "Dan is quite modest. His 
father is not, so I thought I'd pass along some 
highlights of his wedding in Paradise (Texas, 
that is) on May 26, 1990. It was a Memorial 
Day weekend bash. The guests stayed at Gar- 
rett Creek Ranee from Friday through Sun- 
day. There were planned activities - almost 
like being at camp! In case your records are 
not current, Dan is a Developer with Embassy 
Suites Hotels, headquartered in Irving, TX. 
He graduated from Cornell University's 
School of Hotel Administration and is current- 
ly enrolled in Southern Methodist University's 
graduate school of business, working on a 
master's degree in business administration. 
His new bride, Tamar, has studied textile de- 
sign and is enrolled in SMU's School of Archi- 
tecture." ▼ As for your class secretary, I 
admit to having an unexpectedly exciting Fall. 
Unfortunately, I was one of 1,500 employees 
laid off from MCI recently. I never dreamed 
that the recession would come to my home, 
but I'm truly relishing my free time. I am 
searching for positions in marketing and pub- 
lic relations, not necessarily in telecommuni- 

cations this time around. I am also enjoying 
museums and films in NYC. I have been con- 
ducting a genealogical search for my Mom's 
family and so far have found my great-great- 
grandfather's name listed in the 1870 New 
York City directories! My boyfriend, Uigur, 
and I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in No- 
vember for vacation. I highly recommend a 
trip there if you love spicy food, Indian Art 
and hiking around such places as the Rio 
Grande River and Taos. Well, keep your news 
flowing for the next Archon in the Spring. 
You'll be hearing from me again soon. 


Joe Pietrafesa, Secretary 
104 Wendell Terrace, Syracuse, NY 13203 

I'm not sure if you'll be relieved to 
hear this or not, but Tim Richards and I 
have swapped positions. He'll be your new 
class agent and I'll be your class secretary. 
So Tim, don't be easy on 'em, go get those 
pledges!! T Tim and wife Leigh have son #2, 
Zachery, born 6/26/90. Way to go, Tish! T 
As for me, everything is great in Upstate NY. 
Cathy and I are expecting #3 in April, while 
Catherine (four) and Mia (two) keep us busy. 
The clothing business is doing well and I'm 
traveling nearly half of my working hours. T 
I was one of the witnesses to Dave Phippen 's 
marriage to his lovely bride, Michelle, in 
August. The rain didn't keep the GDA crowd 
from having fun. Tom Balf, Dave Higgins, 
Steve French, Eric O'Brien, Claudia Olney, 
and Chip Caldwell all made it to the big day. 
Phipp sent me a postcard saying that Rome, 
Italy was great, but there were too many 
Italians! ▼ Ginny Sutton Hundley is living 
in Kent, CT with husband Kevin and five- 
month-old Tyler. Ginny reps for Segrets in 
N.Y. State. T Carrie Lyons just returned 
from Eastern Europe. ..from Budapest to Mos- 
cow! Her job keeps her busy! ▼ Amanda 
Marvin Terenzio is alive and well with hus- 
band Peter and a new eight-lb. baby boy. 
What is this, a BABY BOOM!?!? T Uncle 
Dave Ham is now in Portland, ME, working 
as an asset management director for Dead 
River Properties. (That's the oil business in 
case you didn't know.) Very good product 
Dave! T Dave Bell is getting married in June 
to Jeanne Mary Parisot. Dave is teaching at 
N.Y.U. Dave recently spent time with Mike & 
Sal Tulloch. ▼ Benjamin Collins writes, 
"Living in San Francisco, doing a little earth- 
quake surfing. Currently Vice President of 
Boston Capital Partners, heading up West 
Coast office. Would like to hear from anyone 
heading West — How 'bout those Bruins?" T 
Huw Jones writes, "Dizzy is no longer chas- 
ing running backs, but is chasing patent in- 
fringers! I'm a 2nd year associate at Allegretti 
& Witcoff in Chicago, specializing in patent 
litigation. Any inventors out there?" T Gail 
Hoglander Hewins has been married five 
years to Rob - he's a pilot for American Air- 

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Class Notes 

lines. "Met hiltl when he was my flight in- 
structor. We have two girls, Jessica two-and-a- 
half, and Gina eight months. Moved a lot but 
settling in Raleigh, NC at least for a year or 
two." T Last year Andy Sterge became the 
Director of Options Research for Cooper Neff 
& Associates, a proprietary options trading 
firm located in Philadelphia, New York, and 
Chicago. T Steve Pingree writes, "Hey Tich 
how are ya! I'm doing great. I own a clock re- 
pair business in Camden, ME. I'm married 
and have two kids — a boy and a girl." T 
Carrie Lyons is still working at Aldrich, East- 
man & Waltch in Boston, though she's moved 
to Marblehead. "I'm looking forward to a 
warm and sunny summer with lots of biking, 
hiking and sailing!" T Chip Weickert writes, 
"There is nothing here you don't already 
know: After five years in Boston, I married a 
girl from college and moved to Maine. Happily 
employed as an investment portfolio manager 
for H.M. Payson in Portland and live in Cape 
Elizabeth." T Perrin Long is operating Per- 
rin's Catering in its second year of business 
and his son is shortly entering the "terrible 
twos". "If Bill Cronan ever reads these bulle- 
tins why not call me 1-800-879-CATER. With 
two dogs, two cats, two ducks and one cocka- 
tiel, we keep sufficiently busy." ▼ Caral 
Cornwall writes, "I recently married (March 
10, 1990) Rose Thompson of Greenville, Mis- 
sissippi. I am completing studies on a mas- 
ter's degree in school counseling at Delta 
State University. Planning to vacation this 
summer in California. May be contacted at 
P.O. Box 1897, Greenwood, MS 38930." ▼ 
Vicki (Papaionou) Murphy writes, "Had a 
great visit with Carrie Lyons and Trade 
Fornaro at her new son's christening. Sold 
our deli in Dec. I'm at home with my girls 
(Caitlin six, Krista three) and loving it. Look- 
ing forward to the next reunion. Hopefully 
soon?" T Sarah Barry writes, "It's been a 
while since I last saw everyone - class reunion 
(10 yrs.). I've been living in Englewood, FL 
for the last three years and loving it! I sell 
real estate here on the West Coast - come 
visit! Love to hear from everyone!" T Elaine 
Salloway is working at Lotus Development 
Corporation as Manager of Marketing Re- 
search, and loves it. She is working with 
Woody Benson, who recruited her to Lotus. 
"Thanks, Woody! Still living on Exeter Street. 
Would love to hear form my 'mates.'" ▼ 
Stephen Mattery writes, "Greetings to the 
class of '77! Life is quiet and pleasant in 
Eugene, OR. I am currently the Assistant Edi- 
tor of Pharmaceutical Technology magazine, 
and my hobby is designing and planning an 
independent publishing company that I hope 
to start up in the next year. I bought a small 
1930s house in the University of Oregon 
neighborhood last fall, and I'm busy restoring 
it. I have been divorced for about two years. I 
live with my five-year-old son (Luke) who re- 
cently started kindergarten. I also have a UO 
student boarder, so the house is active, to say 
the least! I'd love to hear from classmates." 

T Amy Kaplan has been living in NYC for 
four years. She is still working as a manager 
at Chanel Boutique on 57th Street. ▼ Bill 
Cronan writes, "The good word in a nutshell 
- I live in Santa Cruz, CA ("Surf City") with 
my wife Joni, two-and-a-half-year-old daughter 
Kia (born in Hawaii) and our newborn boy - 
born 8/8/88. I am currently keeping books 
for a construction company, but plan on mov- 
ing on out into the field to learn carpentry in 
the Spring, after a two-month van trip to Mex- 
ico this Winter. We are strict vegetarian (four 
years) and actively support chemical-free en- 
vironments and gardening, the Christie Insti- 
tute (in its efforts to expose the gov't for it 
racketeering in weapons and the ever-dreaded 
cocaine), long, hair, beards, colorful clothing 
and Jerry Garcia. ..among others. P.S. How 
many weapons did you help the U.S. buy 
today? (Withhold 50% of federal taxes or 
work under the table if possible.) So, that's it 
for the 1988 spot-check. You gotta follow 
your dreams.. .Walk lightly on the Mother 
Earth. Oh yeah, my most humble apologies to 
Mr. Anderson and Mr. Williams for any terror 
I brought their way during two years in 
Eames dormitory. Good times, but a tad irre- 
sponsible." T Phil Jackson is living in Bev- 
erly, MA with his wife, two boys, dog and cat. 
Life is going well. Thanks, Tim, how are you?" 
T Kate Wise Tewksbury writes, "As Carrie 
Lyons mentioned in the last Archon, Tom 
and I were married in October. Carrie was my 
maid of honor. Our honeymoon was pretty 
exciting. First our island was blown away by 
Hurricane Hugo. Quick change of plans to 
California, where we ran into the earthquake. 
Well, we're off to St. Bart's in the French 
West Indies in April. If you're going, you may 
want to change your plans!" 

^ '78 

Leslie Lafond 
459 High Street, Hampton, NH 03842 


Abby Woodbury, Secretary 
60A Gorham Avenue Apt. A, Brookline, MA 02146 

I bumped into Jeff Williams, his wife 
Lin Lin and their son Tripp (born 6/2/90) on 
Newbury Street in the Back Bay on an unsea- 
sonably warm October afternoon. Oddly 
enough, that last time I had seen them was 
on the same block in May of '89 when I tried 
to cajole them into attending our reunion but 
their wedding coincided with the date. Jeff is 
very happy working in the global department 
at State Street Bank and Tripp is adorable. T 
Speaking of adorable babies, please refer to 
the picture of Caleb Woodworth, son of Eliza- 
beth and Avery Woodworth. Avery is keeping 
busy building houses for others while also 
working on his own home and Elizabeth is a 
freelance illustrator. Ave played in the Alumni 
Soccer game with Linda Miller, Sue Perry 
(now Assistant Director of Athletics at GDA) 

and Larry Whitten. T Avery provided me 
with the following news: Larry Whitten is liv- 
ing in Windham, NH in a house which he 
built himself. Larry is in the Reserves and at 
this time is waiting to see if he will be called 
to Saudi Arabia. T Caleb Esmiol is married 
and living in South Berwick, ME, and work- 
ing as a real estate appraiser. T Hal Sizer, 
wife Susan and their twins Nick and Julie are 
living in Sudbury, MA. Susan is a freelance 
editor, Nick is a "ham, just like his dad" and 
Ave still isn't quite sure what Hal's job is. 
Hal, here's your opportunity to enlighten us 
- please call or write. T Debbie Bake Black 
writes that she and Jim are anxiously awaiting 
the birth of their first child on December 10. 
Debbie also informed me that I made an un- 
forgivable error in the last issue on Smitty's 
child's name (it's Hunter; Tucker is the name 
of his business and his dog - my sincerest 
apologies to Smitty et al. and next time I'll 
check my files!) Deb says hello and hopes to 
see some classmates over the holidays. T 
Wendy Silin McAvoy is "still living in Water- 
bury, VT and working for National Life Insur- 
ance Company as a computer analyst/pro- 
grammer. My husband, Chuck, and I are 
expecting our first child in April. We are also 
busy adding a one bedroom apartment to our 
house, most likely as a ski rental." T Dara 
Entekhabi recently moved to Tucson, Ari- 
zona. "It is beautiful out here. The most in- 
credible landscape. I took a faculty position at 
the University of Arizona, which I enjoy as 
well. My sister graduated GDA year before 
last." ▼ Lisa Law writes, "Just wanted to let 
everyone know that reunion was more likely a 
family reunion than a class reunion. T Kathy 
(Coffin) Hourihan, Holly (Spoerl) Piatt and 
Romo — I miss you all!! and hope to hear 
from you soon. I'm still a therapist in sunny 
Winston-Salem. Hope to visit up north soon." 
T Tim Heffron "just finished a one year proj- 
ect in Maine for Scott Paper in Hinckley and 
am now back down in Atlanta busy bidding 
more projects. I'm going to miss the skiing!" 
We have had discussions about planning an 
"impromptu" get together at Faneuil Hall in 
the Spring. I will keep you apprised of the 
details. Please keep in touch. 

Caleb Woodworth 

Son of Avery Woodworth. 

36 The Archon - Winter 1991 


Pam Welch, Secretary 
19 Larch Row, Wenham, MA 01984 

Jonathan Welch is living in Amherst, 
MA and working in the computer department 
at the University of Massachusetts as a sys- 
tems analyst. T Ginger Bushel! received her 
MBA from the Wharton School in May and 
then spent three weeks in Bolivia helping 
start up a business to employ people with dis- 
abilities. In June, Ginger started working for 
Patagonia — the company that makes outdoor 
sports apparel — for the CFO in finance. "I 
love it here and living in California — hello to 
everyone!" T Randy Pendleton recently 
moved to Palo Alto from San Francisco "away 
from Dave Brown '81 and within one mile of 
Julie Duff. Randy also changed jobs; he now 
works at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Cen- 
ter (SLAC). ▼ Julie Duff is in her third year 
at Stanford in a Ph.D. Program in Education 
and loving it. "I love California. I've been play- 
ing lacrosse on a club team out here — I'm 
trying to get Benay Lazo '81 to play this 
year with us." T JeffSegil is in his second 
year of medical school at Case Western Re- 
serve University and things couldn't be better. 
His son, Benjamin Josef, is now four months 
old and doing great. Jeff writes: "Every day is 
something new and exciting. Needless to say, 
I could use a few extra hours of sleep each 
night!" ▼ Ashley Van Etten recently moved 
to Ketchum, Idaho from Salt Lake City. Ash- 
ley is working for a company called River- 
wear, designing functional outdoor clothing, 
as well as doing other freelance design and 
graphic art. Ashley spends most of her free 
time mountain biking and exploring the vast 
wilderness that is so close by. T Bernie 
Marvin is still a fireman in Portsmouth, NH 
and has two sons, Corey and Donovan, plus a 
daughter, Natalie, born in March. He and his 
wife are planning an addition to their house 
due to overcrowding! Bernie's work schedule 
kept him away from our 10th Reunion, but he 
hopes to make the 15th! ▼ Erica Baum is to 
be married to Christopher Goode next July 
13. He also works at Boston University as the 
Director of State Relations. Erica is in BU's 
Alumni Relations Office running homecom- 
ing, alumni awards and reunion. She is still 
pursuing a masters in Communications at BU. 
She wishes she could have gone to our 10th, 
but had a wedding to attend that day. T John 
Wise writes: "It was great seeing you all for 
our Tenth. By the time this makes it to the 
Archon, Julie and I will be parents (February 
9th, or thereabouts). I continue my role as tel- 
evision projects manager at the University of 
Southern Maine and have been quite busy 
teaching classes to interested television hope- 
fuls. Hello to Charlie, Chris, Shep and John." 
T Jim Gardner's son, Joshua, has a new 
baby sister, Lindsay Ann Gardner. She was 
born on November 7, 1990. Jim and Diane are 
very excited about the new addition to their 
family. ▼ Caroline Sterge Gluek and her 

husband Carl have a beautiful baby girl, Jessi- 
ca Barrs Gluek, born on May 21, 1990. Caro- 
line is finishing her MBA at Case Western 
Reserve University and works full time as a 
trust officer at Ameritrust Bank. ▼ Doug 
Leathern is still at Nellis AFB. Two assign- 
ments to England were cancelled. Doug's still 
hoping to go to Europe, but he's not holding 
his breath. If you are ever in Las Vegas, call 
him; he's in the book. T Matt Tomlinson 
just purchased a condo in Miami. Matt writes 
that he almost got in trouble with his stu- 
dents' parents. During one of his classes, he 
discussed evolution and some of the funda- 
mentalists had a fit! "I now know how John 
Scopes felt! I'm still teaching English at the 
seventh grade level in Hialeah." ▼ One mys- 
tery classmate sent me an unsigned postcard 
with the following: "I am now an Assistant 
Vice President with Spaulding & Slye Collier, 
a commercial Real Estate firm, and am en- 
gaged to be married next July." Sounds great 
— let us know who you are\ 


10th Class Reunion 
June 14, IS, 16 

Kathryn O'Leary, Secretary 
71 Baldwin Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 

Well everyone, this is probably the last 
Archon correspondence from which I will be 
able to preach about our 10th. T Eric Adell 
and Abby Castle have been kind enough to 
help me call people personally and several 
people have volunteered their services includ- 
ing our class president, Andrew Morrison. So 
far it looks like a golf tournament on Satur- 
day and a great party on Saturday night. For 
those of you around for Sunday, possibly the 
beach (N.E. weather permitting). Please try 
and contact me with any questions or com- 
ments or call Abby or Eric too. T I was very 
sorry to hear that our reunion falls on the 
same weekend that Phoebe Coues is to be 
wed. Congratulations to Phoebe, but we will 
miss you and Sarah Sullivan on Saturday 
night; however I'm sure you'll be having the 
time of your life! Sarah is living in the Bay 
area and would love to hear from of your out 
there. T Vinca Shilliday and her daughter 
Julianne are living in Newbury Park, CA and 
"loving life". She is a computer graphics de- 
signer for a biomedical corporation called 
Amgen. She is looking forward to seeing 
everyone. T Tracy Meehan O'Dea and her 
husband Jim will be attending and staying at 
the Garrison Inn. She and Jim live in Boston. 
T Rob Breed has settled in Portland, ME 
with his wife, Heather Corey. Congratulations 
to you both. T Mark Hefford will be unable 
to attend reunion as he and his wife are ex- 
pecting their second child. Their first is Kylie, 
now 16 months. Mark has just taken a new 
job with J&J's Surgikos Division in Cleveland. 
▼ The Chris Teel family, Sean, 3, Brogan, 9 
months and wife Kellie are doing well in cold 

Maine. Chris is still with Bath Iron Works do- 
ing a lot of traveling. I hope they change their 
probable attendance in June to a definite^. T 
Jenny Graf Steward and husband Chris are 
looking to move back to New England. Can't 
wait to see you Jen. ▼ Benay Lazo is back in 
San Francisco and is planning a journey East 
for the 10th. Perhaps all you West Coasters 
can charter a plane! Whatever it takes, we 
want you here. T Mike Morrison and his 
wife Gloria are coming from Deerfield, IL. T 
Clarissa Dane is having a hard time believing 
it was ten years ago, but she'll be there too. 
▼ David Ryan regrets that he will be unable 
to attend due to a busy schedule at the Hong 
Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 
Kaohsiung (Southern Taiwan), but he will re- 
turn to campus on July 20, 1991 to marry 
Ruth Alison Mansell, whom he met while fin- 
ishing his MSC at the London School of Eco- 
nomics. Congratulations David! He would 
love to hear from any classmate or alumni in 
the area. T Elizabeth Mulherrin has a BA in 
History, specializing in China and Japan. "I 
presently work at Dartmouth in the graduate 
Business and Engineering library and plan to 
become a librarian." ▼ Great to hear from 
people as always. Things are shaping up and 
6 months is not that far away. Get those 
travel plans in order. Keep in touch with me 
either at work (617) 261-2729 or at home 
(617) 242-2205. 


John Nye, Secretary 
314 West 52nd Street 46, New York, NY 10019 

The Homestretch: 

Karen Gronberg '83 and Ann Rooney '82 
with Campaign consultant Fred Stott at the 
Homestretch Dinner in Boston. 

The response to my request for class 
notes was less than impressive. I hope to have 
more than five postcards returned, so the 
brief report this time is your fault, not mine. 
Thanks to those of you who did respond! T 
From "Annie-L" we hear she has her own 
restaurant in Gloucester, MA. In May she 
opened The Bistro after attending the Culi- 
nary Institute of America and travelling in Eu- 
rope and Hawaii. If you're in the area be sure 
to find her at 2 Main Street or make reserva- 
tions by calling (508) 281-8055. T Jeanne 
Bateman is see the world, that is. She 
is leaving State College, PA and plans to work 

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Class Notes 

and travel her way around the globe return- 
ing in time for our 10th reunion in June '92 
armed with great stories and home movies, 
look out everyone. T Bob Low said he would 
bring famine and drought to my urban exis- 
tence if 1 did not print his post card verbatim, 
so heeeeeere's Bobby: "...been busy teaching, 
coaching and working a dorm at Avon Old 
Farms.. .Hey Jay DiOrio - what's up?...where's 
Raz, Chuckin' Charlie and Rooster? Ganyebo, 
take care!" Well done Bob; you're surprisingly 
articulate. T Rob Neuss is about to get mar- 
ried. September 21, 1991 is the big day. He 
tells me that she works for a brokerage firm 
in Boston as a dividends manager, but didn't 
provide her name or the name of her com- 
pany. Let's kill two birds with one stone and 
call her Fidelity. Rob is an investigator with 
First Security Services Corp. in Boston and 
anticipates parleying his skills with the "Feds" 
sometime soon. He lives in Marblehead. ▼ 
Kriggy sounds like the land-locked Jacque 
Cousteau of our class. He recently return 
from an N.Y.U.-affiliated paleontological dig in 
Tazmania and now feels like the real Tazman- 
ian Devil as he wrestles with his last assign- 
ment — uncovering his notes (pardon the pun) 
in order to complete his Ph.D. in anthropol- 
ogy. He's currently working part time for Pfiz- 
er Pharmaceuticals in the city. T "I still work 
at Sotheby's." Nufsa\d. ▼ Andrew Freder- 
ick is working for CAD systems in systems 
tech support animation. ▼ Jeffrey Leavitt 
lives in Seabrook, NH. He has two kids and 
another was due in November, 1990. T Feel 
free to send the post cards anytime. I'll save 
them for the next issue. If you send address- 
es, I will compile as much of an up-to-date 
director of alums as possible. Besides, I would 
love to know what you're up to. As the per- 
petual optimist, I look forward to printing 
longer reports in the future issues. After all, 
our class performance can only improve. 
Thanks again to those of you who responded. 
Alum-Nye-Ingly, John. 


Rebecca Lapham, Secretary 
3 Prospect Court, Marblehead, MA 01945 

Enjoying the Boston Reception: 

Georgia Wattendorf '84, Becca Lapham 
'83, Karen Fasciano '83, Lori Whitney '83 
and Karen Gronberg '83. 

It was nice hearing from Laurianne 
Nester down in Boca Raton, FL and also Dan 
McLaughlin. T Peter Ross writes, "Now that 

38 The Archon - Winter 1991 

my seasonal employment has finally ended 
and I am amongst the unemployed, I am plan- 
ning to hit the Great American Highway if I 
don't find a job in the Aerospace Industry in 
the Northeast. If anyone else is up for a road 
trip, let me know — it is sure to be fun. I hope 
all is well with everyone from the Class of '83. 
Hope to see you all soon." T Karen Gron- 
berg writes, "I love living on the Northshore 
and frequently see Pippi, Flash and Whitney. 
I've had a great time talking to everyone at 
the phonathons this year. ▼ Congratulations 
to Anne Sperry on her recent marriage! Anne 
and her husband are living in Quincy, MA 
while Anne completes her master's in educa- 
tion at Northeastern University. ▼ Michael 
Gilfeather and his wife Kathy have just 
moved to Marblehead and Mike is presently 
employed at Brigham & Women's Hospital as 
a heart/lung machine technologist. Congratu- 
lations on your marriage Gilly! T Peter Ross 
has recently finished his degree in computer 
science and is currently conducting a job 
search. T Christopher Frangos has a con- 
tract with Mega Force Records in NYC. Has 
an album with a rock-n-roll jazz influence to 
be released soon. ▼ Teresa Russo is a physi- 
cal therapist at Greenery in Boston working 
with head trauma patients. She loves it! T 
Working in Beverly Hills, CA as a commercial 
real estate development agent, David Agger 
says hello, and has plenty of room for visitors 
for anyone who wants to come visit. ▼ Andre 
LaFleur is playing basketball in Australia. 
G'Day mates! T Jon Gibbs and David Hoff- 
man are living together in Boston, and Drew 
Hoffman is said to have a new bachelor pad. 
Where is it, Drew? T Sarah Breed was back 
on the East Coast for Rob Breed's wedding. 
She is receiving her Teacher's Certification at 
San Francisco State University. T Alea Kern- 
ler is at Harvard Divinity School where Amy 
Welch is working in the Admissions depart- 
ment. T Karen Fasciano is living in Marble- 
head and recently started a full time job work- 
ing for the MSPCC. She sees a lot of Lori 
Whitney, Karen Gronberg and me at Matties 
in Marblehead. T Greg Ehrlich is living in 
Salem and working for Best Petroleum. T 
Todd Brown is in his second year law school 
at Boston University and studying hard. He 
did have a break from studying at a surprise 
birthday party for him. His birthday as No- 
vember 15. Happy Birthday Brownie. ▼ Greg 
Ska ff and Hope Williams were in Boston and 
happened to bump into Bill Dee '82. T Amy 
Welch received her master's degree from Har- 
vard Divinity School in June. Received the 
Thayer Prize at graduation as the top ranking 
scholar in the class. She is presently em- 
ployed by Harvard College as an admissions 
officer for the Divinity School and living in 
Somerville, MA. T Tim Sullivan is working 
for a family box-manufacturing business as a 
salesman. A small shop, they manufacture 
small metal (3" x 3" to 15" x 24") boxes for 
jewelry cases and other uses. ▼ Thanks for 
all your information and I hope you all had a 
wonderful holiday season! 


Christine Romboletti, Secretary 

4607 Connecticut Avenue NW §610, 

Washington, DC. 20008 

If you have not yet heard, Harry 
Taormina has been selected to serve in the 
Marine Corps in the Persian Gulf. Harry was 
serving as a Marine Corp reservist in Virginia 
and planned to begin aviation school next fall. 
In order that you all may write to him, here is 
his address (it is important that you address 
mail in exactly this format): 

Corporal Taormina 016580235 USMC 
5th MEB ATT: Co A 4th AAV Bn. 
5th MEB DET M 

FPO San Francisco, CA 96693-8538 
I know you all join me in wishing 
Harry and his family a happy holiday. T 
Cathy Riley has bailed out of the South - but 
not without a fiance! Cathy is juggling look- 
ing for a job in Boston with planning a Sep- 
tember '91 wedding. T Speaking of wed- 
dings, Michael Leary married Lori Brown of 
Newburyport on November 10, 1990. Con- 
gratulations. They are currently living in 
Hampton Falls, NH. Mike asks classmates to 
look him up. He'll be launching a new fishing 
boat - "Lori B" - in mid-December. And guess 
who else is fishing? T Matthew Carothers 
writes of his many wordly travels — which in- 
clude commercial fishing,Jackson Hole, WY, 
and a trip to Australia and New Zealand! 
Where to next Matt? T Michael Graf has just 
returned to the east coast from Jackson, WY 
too. He's working on a master's degree in 
architecture at Penn - and trying to adjust to 
cramped city living. He sends a big "Hello!" to 
everyone. ▼ Seems like Michael has com- 
pany: as we went to press, Stefan Marcule- 
wicz was ravenously studying for his 1st ma- 
jor exams at Catholic University Law School. 
T Charlie Cashin and his wife Kathleen have 
left Alaska for Michigan. Charlie is doing duty 
aboard the USCGC Mackinaw. Apparently the 
vessel is a big Great Lakes ice breaker. T 
Elizabeth Kimball Williams spent the sum- 
mer working at a homeless shelter in Attle- 
boro. She currently works for the Inter Var- 
sity Christian Fellowship in Norton, MA. She 
sounds busy - and happy! T Jim Lancaster 
sends us greetings from Canada! He is cur- 
rently studying medicine at a university in 
Halifax, Nova Scotia. He does, however, look 
forward to an eventual return to New Eng- 
land. T At an A's game in Oakland this fall, 
Rochelle Smith was hit in the forehead with 
a baseball. "I didn't see it coming but I sure 
felt it." She was given two Tylenols and a bag 
of ice by attendants. T David Gould writes, " 
I am still in Pakistan, though I am no longer 
studying Urdu in Lahore. I've moved to 
Peshawar and am teaching advanced English 
and technical writing to Afghan refugees. I 
hope to continue in refugee work both here 
in Pakistan and elsewhere. The pay is not so 
hot but it's interesting and I feel as though 
I'm somehow contributing. Speaking of con- 

tributing, I wanted to thank the entire GDA 
community for the support and love it gave to 
Jessica and me both during and following our 
mother's death. It was not an easy period, 
and our friends made all the difference. We 
would like to thank you all - for everything. 
Mom would have been deeply touched - as 
were we." ▼ Last, but certainly not least, 
Hilary Seward is currently a writer for New 
England Business magazine in Boston. She's 
been in touch with Jennifer Norris, Char- 
lotte Johnson, and Drew Hoffman. ▼ I wish 
you all a happy and safe holiday season! 

'85 Meets '86 

Members of the two classes meet at the 
Boston Reception. From left: Noah Wendler 
'86, Beau Jones '86, Rob Studley '86, Tom 
DiNanno '85, Alvin Thompson '85, Jon 
Gardner '85, Gene Taft '86 and Eric 
Krukonis '86. 


Class Secretary Needed 

Andrew Allen writes, "Just came back 
from Caracas, Venezuela. Much to see after 
ten years. Still living in Palm Beach, FL. Still 
working for Saks Fifth Avenue. Presently 
striving for Regional Operations Manager." 


5th Class Reunion 
June 14, 15, 16 

Monique Proulx, Secretary 
35 Church Road, Colchester, VT 05446 


Headmaster Peter Bragdon greets Hedi 
Dur and Kim Carey from the Class of '86 at 
the Boston Reception. 


Jim Andriotakis, Secretary 
12 Dexter Lane, Newburyport, MA 01950 

Shawn Reeves is doing well at school, 
and continues to keep busy in the arts. ▼ 
Amy Goldstein writes, "Hi Jim! I'm on Block 
Island for the summer again. I'm getting ex- 
cited about senior year. I just spoke to Leslie 
who has been hanging out and working in 
Newport and Paula who's in Virginia." T Jen 
Griffin writes, "Went to a party at the end of 
this summer - 1990 at Ann Blair's apartment 
in Boston. Karen Kagan, Jenn Todd, Kris 
Kobialka and Chris McMorris were there." 
T Shoshanah Halpern writes, "I just got 
back from backpacking for a month across 
Europe. Didn't see anyone from GDA but met 
a lot of people who knew our class. Heading 
back to CMU to finish up and then try to find 
work on the West Coast in theater. Hi to 
everyone!" ▼ Paula McCarthy writes, "I 
spent last January in the Far East, travelling 
to Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong and 
Japan. This summer I did an internship at The 
Barry Robinson Center in Virginia working 
with emotionally disturbed children there as a 
residential counselor. Still speak to Amy 
Goldstein and Leslie Sevilla pretty often." T 
Lyndsay Rowan writes, "I'm working hard at 
Princeton. Ice hockey is going well. We have 
a tournament in Switzerland at Christmas!! 
We play the national Swiss team — it'll be a 
good time. The art show with my mom went 
well. I'm continuing with photography and 
painting here." 


Meganne Murphy, Secretary 
6 Spruce Meadow Drive, North Hampton, NH 03862 

Hello Class of '88! I talked to Kursten 
Burns last night. He's going to Cal-tech Full- 
erton, having transferred from Whittier Col- 
lege. He is also working at a warehouse, giv- 
ing orders to people instead of taking orders! 
I'm sure he enjoys that! Anyway, he sounds 
great, and has the California accent back. 
He'll be coming East for a visit next summer. 
▼ I called up Hyun Ri Shin over at Amherst 
College. He spent his Thanksgiving vacation 
visiting friends in Los Angeles, New York and 
Boston. His brother Young ('87) has trans- 
ferred to Harvard from Amherst. Hyun Ri is 
majoring in economics, and is spending most 
of his time in the library. He'll be going to 
Korea for Christmas. T I went to see the 
U.V.M. gang for Octoberfest. Kristina von 
Trapp is going to be in Chile next semester, 
and then will travel around South America for 
a while. ▼ Dave Adams is in a band that is 
doing pretty well! T Luke Gilfeather was up 
there too. He's transferred to Berklee School 
of Music in Boston. T Damon Kinzie is still 
a Sigma Nu brother, and seems to wake 
people up at Gam when they least expect it. 
Thanks Damon! ▼ Heather Hinrichs and 
Heidi Danielson will be living together and 
going to U.N.H. heather has disowned her 
sorority. Heidi will be transferring from UNH 
next fall. T Airin Brown is currently travel- 
ling through Nepal and India. I got a letter 

from her, and she sounds like she is very 
happy over there. T Mark Edwards is still at 
Clarkson. He's had a pretty eventful couple of 
years, and went to summer school this sum- 
mer to pay the price! He is playing intramural 
hockey, and surviving the cold winters. T 
Jeff Feldman is at Skidmore College, living 
in a house with some friends. This past sum- 
mer he worked in Burlington, VT, and by co- 
incidence, lived with Archer des Cognets. It is 
definitely a small world! T Out west, Petica 
Barry has returned from her adventures in 
Australia. She is living and going to school in 
Boulder, CO, and making a snowball out of 
herself on her new telemark skis. She was a 
knot for Halloween. (Does that say something 
about her current state of mind?) ▼ Nancy 
Hough is in Fort Collins, CO going to school 
and living in a house with two friends and 
some cats. She is a heavy-duty mountain 
biker now, and she told me "Mountain biking 
is my life." All right, Nance. T Hugh Ogilvie 
writes, "I am now in my final year studying 
law at Nottingham University. I finish in July 
1991. I will then proceed to law school for a 
further year, and follow that by two years as a 
clerk in a London law firm. Besides my stud- 
ies, I continue to play active roles in the Stu- 
dent Radio Station as a presenter and am 
acting as one of the music editors for Impact, 
the Independent University Newspaper. I am 
planning to come over to the U.S. for a month 
next summer (August 1991)." ▼ It's been 
fun to call up people and surprise them! I am 
currently studying Italian literature here at 
Hampshire, and I will be going to Italy for 3 
weeks in January. I am going to dinner at 
Ley-An Martin and Norman Price's next 
week. I'll be sure to give them news about 
our class. Keep in touch! 


Jennifer Katz, Secretary 

Devine 103, University of New Hampshire, 

Durham, NH 03824 


Hello Class of '89! Another semester is 
coming to an end, and this is what some of 
our classmates have to say. ▼ S. Hawley 
Appleton is still attending Hartford Art 
School and doing pretty well. She plans to 
major in photography rather than "being a 
starving artist." Hawley talks to Chante 
Lampton and Cate MacLachlan often and 
says they are both doing well and having an 
excellent time at their schools. T Rob Ash- 
worth and Matthew Francis Downing write, 
"Things couldn't be better out here (Univer- 
sity of Colorado at Boulder). It's mid Novem- 
ber and 75 degrees. The Buffs are on their 
way to Miami again, and we are 'studying' all 
the time. We had a great time at the famous 
Mall Crawl in Boulder. Having a blast and 
waiting for the snow!" Matt and Rob planned 
on going skiing over Thanksgiving break and 
roasting a ham...but did they? ▼ Kate Bolton 
is heading to Texas for Christmas with her 
boyfriend. She is thinking about moving to 

The Archon - Winter 1991 39 

Class Notes 

Texas and transferring to llie University of 
Houston. She writes, "The comforts of the 
south are beckoning me." She is still double 
majoring in Spanish and International Affairs. 
Kate still keeps in touch with Lisa Hernan- 
dez and Alf. T Kevin Brewster has trans- 
ferred to Humboldt University in northern 
California. He says he doesn't see a lot of 
CDA alumni, but he does see a lot of fog. T 
Nate Brohel is back in school. He is attend- 
ing Guilford College in North Carolina. He is 
double-majoring in secondary education and 
mathematics, with hopes of teaching high 
school algebra I. For his fall break, Nate went 
to New Orleans to visit Allison HyderW Nate's 
address at school is Guilford College, P.O.Box 
17058, Greensboro, NC 27410. ▼ Jessica 
Cowles and Jennifer Cowles are now perma- 
nently living in Maine. Jess hopes to complete 
the hockey season this year. Last year she 
only made it to Christmas when she injured 
her shoulder. She sees Amy Mack '86, and 
Jason Twoomey '90, often. Jenn hopes to 
take a semester abroad in September of 1991. 
She is majoring in business and minoring in 
ballet. T M.J. Forrest writes that school is 
very hard and his social life is pretty good. He 
is a brother of Beta Theta Pi and says that 
keeps him busy. T Joy Fosdick is still enjoy- 
ing Rollins and the sunny and warm weather 
of Florida. She is doing well academically and 
just declared her major as psychology. She 
sees a lot of Dan Nadeau, Derek Van Vliet, 
John Sullivan, Rich Tagg '88 and Pete Scott 
'90. Dan is a brother of Chi Psi and is deeply 
involved with his fraternity. Dan has declared 
sociology as his major and business as a 
minor. T Rick Fox is now attending the Uni- 
versity of California at Berkeley, and is having 
a blast. It's his first semester since he took a 
year off and worked in Washington, D.C. for a 
while, then travelled through Europe, and 
lastly worked in Israel. I don't think Rick did 
enough. He is now majoring in political sci- 
ence. T Jeff Fullerton is majoring in me- 
chanical engineering at Bucknell. Did I finally 
get it right, Jeff? He is a brother at Sigma 
Alpha Epsilon, which he says is the best thing 
for him. He also writes that if anyone every 
gets lost in Pennsylvania, look for Lewisburg, 
and you are more than welcome to spend the 
night at Bucknell. T Jon Kocsis is still soak- 
ing up the rays of California and surfing 
along the shore. In his spare time he still 
finds his way to his classes at college. His ad- 
dress at school is: 233 Fourth Avenue, Santa 
Cruz, CA 95062. T Alex Moody is now a 
freshman at Colby. He reports that hockey 
helps him out in Maine. His address at school 
is: 6727 Colby College, Waterville, ME 04981. 
T Ashley Newbert is pledging Pi Beta Phi at 
UVM. ▼ Kristin Brown and Stuart Plennin- 
ger are sisters at this same sorority at their 
colleges. Ashley talks to Jenn Ashare, Joy 
Fosdick, Jess Clapp and Kristin Brown a 
lot, and says they are all doing well. ▼ Carrie 
O'Keefe is loving school. She also joined a 
sorority this fall, Gamma Phi Beta. Carrie sees 
Kyrie Stevens '90, a lot around Gettysburg. 

This past fall break, she saw Josh Solomon, 
John Costello and Kyrie at Northeastern. She 
reports it was quite an experience. ▼ Sepp 
Spenlinhauer made the Freshman Honor 
Society at school. He also disc-jockeyed for 
the first time this fall. ▼ Cheryl Tucker is 
still at the University of Hartford, and just 
wanted everyone to know that she hasn't 
dropped out. ▼ Well, that's all for now class 
of '89! Hope to hear from more of you next 
time. I know you all have my address at 
school. do not hesitate to write and tell me 
what's going on. For those of your who "mis- 
placed it", my address is above. 


Margo Doyle, Secretary 
26 Locust Street, Marblehead, MA 01945 

The 1990 graduates have almost com- 
pleted their first semesters at college and 
from the sounds of it, everyone is having a 
great time!! T Jeff Leggette is the starting 
point guard of the J V basketball team at 
Whittier. The season is just starting and he's 
very enthusiastic. He says school is hard, but 
a blast. He is excited about his new house, 
too. T Kim Roark says, "Life is great at Con- 
necticut College." She's keeping busy work- 
ing as a master electrician at the theatre there 
and loves it! She saw Dave Johnson at GDA 
when she returned for the fall play. T Dan- 
ielle Kealler is loving Muhlenberg and re- 
ports that classes are going well. She is still 
keeping in touch with Mike and recently 
spent a weekend with him in D.C. T Glenn 
Johnson has found romance at Vassar Col- 
lege which he says, "is making life interest- 
ing." He has also continued writing and re- 
cently received an honorable mention in a 
contest for his poem "Choir Boys." The poem 
will be published in the American Collegiate 
Poets Anthology. T Liz Shea and Kathryn 
Dinanno both agree that U. of Miami is the 
best! Liz sees Lisa Hernandez '89 and 
Kathryn on campus. Kathryn spends a lot of 
time at the beach and poolside. (Kath: I don't 
even know where the library is!!) T She is 
pledging Delta Gamma sorority and found out 
that Kerry Campbell is pledging the same 
sorority at Roanoke. Y Kathryn has also been 
speaking with Brian Rodgers frequently. He 
is playing lacrosse at Cornell and loves 
school. T She also reports that Kristen 
Morgan is having a great time at Villanova. T 
Jon Lewis is very busy at Emory College 
writing for the Emory humor magazine, The 
Spoke. He says the relaxed atmosphere is a 
nice change from the weekly deadlines of last 
year's Governor. He has also had the oppor- 
tunity to listen to several famous people 
speak on campus, including Jimmy Carter; 
and next year Desmond Tutu will be visiting. 
Jon recently spoke with Shaun Toomey. ▼ 
Both Nick Vachon and Shaun made the Var- 
sity hockey team. Nick hurt his shoulder, and 
Shaun in amazed at how good the players 
are; the competition is intense he says. T 
Neil Pen ick says "Kenyon is great!" He is 

very excited about learning Italian and plans 
to spend his junior year abroad in Italy. He 
returned to Boston for Head of the Charles 
and saw Pat Plante and Sara Shyavitz, Amy 
Nicolo '91 and Jackie Hogan '91. He hopes 
to return around Christmastime to see more 
people. ▼ Pete Longo is having a lot of fun 
at Dickinson. "Thanksgiving vacation was 
great, though." He saw a few people from 
school and commented on Bill Evans eating 
french fries...?! T Robin had a good vacation, 
but saw only a few people: Kristen Morgan, 
Nikki Fardy, Pat Plante, and Ian Jones. 
She, too, is having fun at school. T I see 
Grayson Cunningham often on campus. She 
is having fun and says hello to everyone. She 
saw Molly Jerabek, Kerry Campbell, Kerry 
O'Keefe '89, Alison McGee '89, and Josh 
Solomon '89 during Thanksgiving and can't 
wait to go skiing in Vail, CO with her friend 
from GU. T Brian Payne and Paul Salemme 
are still having fun at Lake Forest. Brian is 
playing Varsity hockey. They just beat Notre 
Dame 3-2, and he will boast about their #2 
ranking. He is also planning on playing la- 
crosse in the spring. Paul is studying very 
hard and finds little time for any kid of social 
life! (That's what Brian says, anyway.) ▼ Mike 
Yeagley like St. Lawrence U. He visited Matt 
Caron, and has become good friends with 
Ted Moore '88. He also plans to pledge a 
fraternity this spring. He reports that Eric 
LaCroix is playing hockey and is having a 
great time. He recently spoke with Eric 
Brooks, who is working for a landscaping 
company in New Hampshire. T I received a 
phone call from Kyrie Stevens at 3:00 am. 
He's doing very well at Gettysburg and is hav- 
ing a great time playing Varsity basketball. He 
is excited to take a break and go home over 
vacation. ▼ Lori Weener loves Union. She 
sees Stacy Budnick often and has met an old 
friend of Kerry Campbell's and Emily 
Pearl's from Fay. T Kevin O'Handley has 
found his true love at U. of Massachusetts. He 
is having tons of fun, but studying hard. ▼ 
Waveney Gooding is back in the USA! She is 
living with her boyfriend in Virginia (Wave, 
I'll spare you by not mentioning the town!). 
She is planning on applying to local universi- 
ties where she can play lacrosse. T Shannon 
Davenport has been busy at UNC-Chapel Hill. 
Track season has begun, and although she's 
not throwing the javelin until the spring, she 
is training daily. She had a great Thanksgiv- 
ing and is looking forward to spending most 
of her Christmas vacation with relatives in 
Ohio. T Jodi Packard is having a great time 
at UVM and says hi to all. She sees Emily a 
lot; they're in the same dorm. She and Dave 
Miller '87 drove to South Dakota to surprise 
her sister Jill Packard '88 and "had the best 
time!" ▼ I spent my vacation at a relative's 
house in Maryland, and can't wait to finally 
go home and visit friends. School is tons of 
fun, but a lot of work. I have been playing fall 
ball lacrosse and am excited for the season to 
start. I hope everyone has a great holiday and 
does well on their exams! Thanks for writing! 

40 The Archon - Winter 1991 

From the Development Office 

The Campaign 


Governor Dummer 


To make A Significant Difference 

Adjectives and accolades abound as 
they should to celebrate the success of Gov- 
ernor Dummer Academy's $17 million cam- 
paign, To make a Significant Difference. 
The Campaign went over the top on Friday, 
December 28, sometime around 11:33 a.m. 
with the phone calls from several alumni tell- 
ing of their pledges, the opening of the day's 
mail and the telephoning of other key alumni 
and parents. The tally? $17,050,000 as of 
January 4, 1991, but the final number will 
come after this Archon goes to print and after 
receiving outstanding pledge forms, mail, final 
reports from volunteers, committee members 
and trustees. 

Everyone associated with Governor 
Dummer Academy, from the oldest to the 
youngest alumnus/a, from parents of years 
past to parents of today, grandparents, 
friends, faculty and students may feel mighty 
proud of their school. 

As a result of the Campaign, 

- 21 new named scholarships have been 


- the first Senior Master Chair given; 

- two Young Master Chairs funded; 

- the Endowment grown from $6.5 

million to $16.5 million; 

- a new dormitory built; 

- the field house underway; 

- 150 new volunteers active; 
- 1,200 new capital fund donors. 

The original goal was set by the trus- 
tees at $13.8 million — $12 million for the 
capital fund and $1.8 million for the Annual 
Fund — and the Campaign was launched with 
$5 million in gifts and pledges at the 225th 
Anniversary Celebration on Founder's Day, 
March 1, 1988. The immediate response was 
excellent, thereby encouraging the trustees to 
reevaluate their initial decision and to take 
the bold step by setting a new goal at $17 
million. Trustees, volunteers and staff knew 
the goal would be a challenge, and it was. 
But there was always a commitment to 
succeed; no one thought anything different. 

Of the $17 million, 

- $1.8 million was for the '87-'88, '88- 
'89 and '89-'90 Annual Fund. The '90-'91 
Annual Fund is not included in the Cam- 
paign totals; 

- $11.5 million has been paid (includes 
above Annual Fund); 

- $3 million is in pledges; 

- and $2.5 million is in deferred gifts. 

Credit for the success of the Campaign 
belongs to many, but most directly to the vol- 
unteer leadership, the vision and commitment 
of the board of trustees, the headmaster, the 
campaign volunteers — the chairman, the 
steering committee, the state chairs and the 

The Campaign was well-served by an 
able staff who directed, supported and helped 
facilitate the work of the volunteers. 

A full report by the leadership and a 
listing of the donors — the people who really 
made the Campaign successful — will be 
forthcoming this spring. For now, thank you 
all — donors and volunteers — for your 
commitment and support. 

A final thought. Let us not rest, for 
there is much to be done — needs and goals 
to fulfill not included in the Campaign. The 
opportunity to be of service — time, talent, 
treasures/work, wisdom, wealth — is plentiful. 

Stuart Chase, Director of Development 


Governor Dummer Academy 
Byfield, MA 01922 

Address correction requested 

Non Profit Org. 



fiyfield, MA 01922 

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